The Light Within: There is no waiting through immediate prayer, communication with God – The Daily Telegram


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Don Kleinsmith

All of us at one time or another probably have waited — in a doctor or dentist office, a business or employment office — among other waiting areas. We have stood in lines to attend athletic events, concerts and theaters, among many other places. We have waited on the telephone to speak to someone. And, at times, the wait is long. 

These, of course, are necessary to our health, settlements, progress and enjoyment. 

However, there also is something we can do for immediate communication: prayer. Although God hears our prayers, the answer may come at once, or it may be realized later. And we can be active with our lives in the meantime, so there is no “waiting” time. 

Christ Jesus healed countless numbers of people who had a variety of troubles, and it was immediate. When the nobleman asked him to heal his extremely ill son, the son was a long way from him. 

Jesus’ response was “… Go thy way; thy son liveth” (John 4: 50). 

When the nobleman went his way, “… his servant met him and told him, saying Thy son liveth” (John 4: 51). 

When the nobleman asked when his son was healed, they replied, “… Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed and his whole house” (John 4: 52-53). This is a good example of God’s immediate power. 

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword” (Hebrews 4: 12). I realized this many years ago when I was driving on a major highway near a large city. I lost control of my car when it slipped on the pavement on a wide curve, then headed toward on-coming traffic. Although it was a terrifying moment, I quickly thought and spoke aloud these words, “God is here.” The result was that I passed safely by any on-coming traffic. Again, I’m certain the immediate presence of God prevailed. 

God indeed can be “… a very present help in trouble” (Psalms 46:1). So for some of our daily activities we can experience no waiting, if or if not seeming danger is present. 

Don Kleinsmith is a member of the Christian Science Church in Adrian. He can be reached via email at [email protected] or by phone at 517-263-6357.

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