Missing the Obvious
“Writers never see the mistakes in their own manuscripts; manuscripts always have to be proofread by someone unfamiliar with the text, who will read what is actually there and not what he expects to read. The writer will invariably read what she intended to write….It is amazing just how many mistakes the proofreader will pick up, even though the writer was sure that she had checked and double-checked it.
Perhaps prayer is like that.
We don’t see God’s answers to our prayers, because our minds are completely tuned in to what we expect God to do, or even what we, in our wisdom, have instructed Him to do….
Our expectation represents a very small part
when set against the cosmic range of God’s possibilities.
Thus it becomes easy to miss the obvious, because we are waiting for…