Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Answered prayer

Does God answer prayer? Yes, he answers lifesaving prayers, but also small, to many insignificant prayers. Both answers came to me last week. I had to undergo some minor surgery and the surgeon promised to leave me a note to say what had been done and what the result was. The first line that stood out to me when I read the note after I awoke was "benign." She did not even want to see me again unless I had further problems. I was ready to jump off the bed. To me this was the best answer I could get from a doctor and to me it meant a new lease on life and to be able to continue what I so much enjoy, like my reading, writing, crafts and music. 
By now it was 5 pm and I had not eaten or drank anything for 20 hours. Oh, did I ever have a craving for a milkshake to quench my thirst and stop the growling in my stomach. At 5 pm it is extremely busy on Main street in Winnipeg and I did not say anything to my husband when I saw a big M on the left side of the street. He would probably have made a U-turn to please me. I prayed that if the Lord would provide a big M at the right side of Main street I would ask my husband to stop so I could get a milkshake. Would you believe it that when we were almost at the Perimeter, where we had to turn off, there I saw a big M? Yes, it was easy to get there and the milkshake never tasted so good and quieted my stomach until we came to our daughter's home, where supper waited.. 
I thanked the Lord for answering my prayers twice that day. Yes, He answers prayers, great and small.

6 comments:

violet said...

Sweet (both stories)! I'm so glad you are okay.

Sharon E. Espeseth said...

What a relief that must be to hear the word "benign" when you are waiting for the results of a surgery. May God continue to bless your busy life.

Mary Waind said...

"Best answer" for sure, Addy. That's great news!

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news of your good health and of the way God looks to our needs! Good to hear!

Addy Oberlin said...

Thank you all for you kind comments. Yes it was indeed a relief, the best answer and wonderful news.

Glynis said...

Sweet relief topped off with a sweet treat. So happy for you Addy.
Yep, God even cares about the details! Rest well tonight.