Open Windows

I decided to try the new drive-through window at my pharmacy. The druggist appeared at the window, but didn’t seem to be responding to my request for my prescription. Finally, I figured out what he was screaming at me.


How often do we neglect to roll down the window of our mind and let good thoughts take over?

Why do we dwell on the horror in a news cast and live expecting the worst?

Why does our child yearn for a hug or a moment with us, while we prefer Facebook?

How do we like it when people never open their window to us? 

Why didn’t Betty return my phone call?  

Didn’t they get my e-mail?

Why didn’t God answer my prayer? After all, we know he hears our prayers.

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

(1 John 5:14-15)

However, note that our asks must be according to God’s will. And we don’t always know God’s will in our situation. 

When terrible things happened in my life, I knew enough not to ask why, but to trust God, no matter what. However, I did have to open the window of my heart to listen.

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