Friday, January 28, 2011

The Friday Clive

"There are, no doubt, passages in the New Testament which may seem at first sight to promise an invariable granting of our prayers. But that cannot be what they really mean. For in the very heart of the story we meet a glaring instance to the contrary. In Gethsemane the holiest of all petitioners prayed three times that a certain cup might pass from Him. It did not. After that the idea that prayer is recommended to us as a sort of infallible gimmick may be dismissed."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Di, I always appreciate your Friday Clive!

From my devotion for today: "Christ does not promise that he will always deliver us from pain, trouble, or death. Sometimes God in his goodness can spare us such suffering, sometimes evidently not. What Christ promises is that if we put our hand in his and walk with him, he will always cast out our fear. On that we can count. Faith delivers us not from disaster but from the only ultimate disaster--despair." The devotions are written anonymously, so I am unable to tell you who wrote this.

Wish we lived closer so we could bring food, too. Please know that you, your mother Jean, your family and your care givers are in our daily prayers. My sister-in-law is a retired Hospice nurse. I believe they can be angels of mercy. I thank God that you are in their care.

love and prayers, jep