Don’t worry, I’m not going to preach you one. hehe! But, I want you to listen to one. It was preached this past weekend at Bethlehem by a BCS professor. This one is short when measured by John Piper standards, but is so amazing. Some of you know what Amanda and Hayden have been going through with her latest pregnancy, and if you don’t you can read about it here. Daniel and I have been fasting and praying for Mary’s healing and we are not done doing so yet. However, I have struggled so much with the question of prayer and the sovereignty of God. Why pray if He isn’t going to answer the way I want? Why pray if He already knows the outcome and I can’t change it? I’m sure many of you have felt helpless in prayer just as I have. My words seem so insignificant to impact such a significant situation. And yet, I know that somehow prayers do change things, and somehow God does hear me. This sermon addresses many of the issues I have struggled with over the last several months. I have never prayed for something that has seemed so unimpactable (is that a word?) by my prayers. After I listened to this sermon, though, I was encouraged and it reminded me to just participate in what God is already doing. I cannot tell you what watching my sister handle her trial with such grace and love and joy has done to my heart already. I pray you, any of you, who read this post will join me in praying for Amanda and Hayden and Mary. Let’s participate and see what God will do!!! Here is the sermon, just click on the MP3 button. I pray you are just as encouraged as I was.