“And the Lord answered me: ‘Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.’” Habakkuk 2:2-3
My friend said I should have such faith I could write my prayers in stone. I wrote over 50 prayers in a journal. Months later I read through the journal and realized all of my prayers were answered in some way. God’s presence and action was obvious in my life. Prayers are not always answered in the way we think they should be, but rather (in my Christian belief system) with God’s wisdom and timing.
I was an office manager for an Orthodontic office. Our attitudes became rather persnickety. I remembered what my friend said about demonstrating our faith by writing our prayers in stone. I climbed a hill in my heels and grabbed this big rock.
I plopped it down in that clean Ortho practice, and said, “Ok, we are better than our attitudes have been lately. We claim to have hope, yet we aren’t demonstrating it. Write what you believe in stone.” They all looked at me like I was crazy, but throughout the day their prayers of faith appeared on the rock. Of course, the rock has no power…it is a rock. This was our demonstration of faith. We loved sharing our prayers in this way and did this for many years.
The Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. organization encourages women that it is never too late. It is never too late to believe in yourself and to have hope. Regardless of what your belief system may be, have something you can believe in to the point of writing it in stone, and never stop believing in yourself.
A woman from Alabama who understood vision and hope like no other said, “The only thing worse than being blind, is having no vision.” ~Helen Keller
Please take time beside your “quiet waters” to see hope in yourself for today and tomorrow.
Chaplain Kim Crawford Meeks