Thursday, January 31, 2008

Daily bread

An older gentleman shared with me a number of years ago how he had begun to pray about the coming winter and keeping his small house heated. Because his main source of heat was a wood stove, he mentioned that he had started praying for God to provide him with money to be able to purchase wood. The answer to his prayer arrived one day when a member of his church drove up to his house with a large truckload of wood and told the old man he was welcome to it.

“Here I was praying for money, when what I really needed was the wood!” exclaimed the gentleman. I joked that had he prayed for wood, he may have wound up with a truckload of money instead.

I guess the point is, that God is not bound by the economy or the abundance or lack of cash to make sure his will is accomplished. So why do we often pray as if He is? “Give us this day our daily bread” is still a sufficient prayer for this day and age.

Photo: Light bread. Click on image to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.

3 comments:

HeyJules said...

Isn't it funny how man always thinks in terms of money? We don't need wood...we need MONEY for wood. What a classic example!

Wanda said...

And....man does not live by bread alone..." but,
Pass the butter and jam please.

Juliana RW said...

Looks like delicious bread :D

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