“No” is also an Answer

What do you hope for when you pray? I’m sure you’re hoping for an answer. And as you pray and bring your needs before your heavenly Father, surely you hope to receive a positive response. If the result is not what you expected, you might think that your prayer has not been answered. But “no” is also an answer. That’s what today’s story teaches.

I am very grateful to the Lord that He arranged things so that before Absalom was promoted to his home in heaven he managed to draw the necessary pictures for one of my favorite stories. I had hoped to make a series about the life of Amy Carmichael, an extraordinary missionary who dedicated her life to saving children in India from being slaves to pagan gods. At least I have two stories. God said “no” when Amy as a child asked him for blue eyes, because she would need her brown eyes in her missionary work. That’s what the next story is about.

May I ask you to pray for India. Through Facebook I have come to know an Indian lady that has a ministry to widows and orphans and children in general. Her name is Karuna. She and her husband have the Maranatha Ministry. Through Messenger, using my cell phone, I’ve talked to some of the children and they have greeted me, singing and dancing. It was exciting!

Karuna has asked me to pray especially…
• for children who have little opportunity to receive schooling
• that many children will come to know Christ

Find the story about Amy under MISSION STORIES.

After these stories we will continue with Conquering the Promised Land.

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