A word from Curt: Prayer.
It’s a powerful word because it links us to a powerful God.
The following story occurred this week during my chaplain work at Roy O. Martin’s two mills.
- Stay curious.
- Be amazed.
- Tell a story
While making my rounds at the Chopin mill, an employee named Harley* stopped me. “Chaplain, do you remember praying with me to get a car?”
Before I could reply, he continued, “My wife and I were riding a motorcycle to work. It was great except in rainy weather, and you know it rains a lot in Louisiana. I asked you to pray with me for a car and we stopped right there and prayed. A month later, we were riding my bike home from work in a Louisiana thunderstorm. We were soaked and stopped under a convenience store awning to dry off. A man approached us. ‘Are y’all riding to work on that motorcycle?’
Harley smiled. “I told him we were saving money for a car. He took me to his house and gave us a good car for an unbelievable low price. God answered that prayer.”
“You don’t think it was just coincidence?” I asked.
“No way. God took care of that.”
Once again, I stood amazed at a great God who created the universe but still has time to provide a seemingly small but important need in the life of a child of God.
Pray. It’s not the only thing you can do, but it is the most important.