The 50th High School Reunion
Karen Mains and her husband attended her 50th high school reunion. Throughout the whole two days, she heard testimonies about spiritual journeys. One friend referred to a chat in the locker room with a Christian friend and how certain words spoken about Jesus Christ had helped to inform a spiritual conversion. Another said, "I was raised Catholic, but I really became serious about faith after I met and married my wife." These kinds of encounters happened over and over.
Later Karen jokingly reported to a friend, "This may be the most evangelized class that graduated from a secular high school in the country."
Then Karen remembered that a group of them had met for at least two years, praying before school every morning during the school week for their friends. "I remember walking from our house at 519 North President Street, perhaps two miles, to a home near the school. Did the casual conversations, the Bibles we carried on our books, the pure lives we attempted to lead really have impact beyond what we could possibly know? The evidence seems to be that the fruit of those immature, but convicted efforts have come to fruition."
Years later, Karen learns that their daily prayers were bearing fruit although they saw little results at the time. Regular prayer meetings are storing up blessings God will pour out at the right time.
Thank You, Father, that we can trust Your wisdom regarding the best ways to answer our prayers.
"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed" (Habakkuk 2:3 NLT).