That's the Pastor's Job
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following senario. Could this be you?
The man whispered, "God, speak to
me," And a meadowlark sang a beautiful song. But the man did not hear.
He was waiting to hear from God.
So the man yelled "God, speak to
me," And the thunder and lightning rolled across the sky. But the
man did not listen. He was listening for the voice of God to speak
The man looked around and said,
"God, let me see you." And a star many light-years distant shined brightly
down on him. But the man did not see it. He was looking for God on
His majestic throne.
And, the man shouted, "God, show
me a miracle" And a new little baby was born in his family. But the man
did not notice. Babies are born all the time.
So, the man cried out in despair,
"Touch me, God, and let me know you are here," whereupon, God did reach
down and touch the man. But the man brushed the baby's hand away
and walked on.
Sometimes we are so sure God will
do things one way we cannot see how He has already answered oour prayer
in another way.
Another story is told in which a
man is caught in a flood. "Oh, God, spare my life and the lives of my family,"
he cries. As the waters begin to rise into his yard, a rescue team comes
by in a big-wheeled four-wheel drive vehicle to take him out, but he is
expecting some miracle from God and declines to leave.
Then, as the water is getting up
to his bottom step, he cries out, "Oh, God! What has happened? The
water is getting deeper and is already up to my steps. Why haven't you
rescued me and my family?" So a Sheriff's Deputy comes by in a boat and
offers to take the family to safety, but the man is expecting God to perform
a miracle and declines.
Before long the water has reached
the level of his house floor and started to rise into the furniture. In
a panic, they go to the roof and again cry out to God for help. Before
long, a Coast Guard helicopter swoops low over them and a voice booms down,
"Please let us help you. The flood is rising fast," but the man waves them
away when he yells up to them and asks "Did God send you?" But they could
not hear his voice.
Finally, as the water rises above
his youngest daughter's knees as they stand on the highest point of the
roof, an airboat approaches and cuts its motor.
"Here, Let us help you,"
cries the boat operator. "Did God send you? " the stranded householder
yells back. "Because if He didn't, we still have to wait for Him to save
"God must have sent us, because
we're the last rescue boat in this area and if you don't come on and climb
aboard, you will all drown."
Because he loved his family, the
man helped his daughter, son, wife, dog and cat into the boat, then finally,
reluctantly climbed aboard himself as the swift floodwaters began to rock
the house off its foundations. Thankful that his family was finally
safe, he prayed again, "Oh God, I wish You had saved us, but bless these
people who rescued us, anyway. I just wonder why You didn't save us sooner?"
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