We become so used to hearing noes from God when it comes to our request for children.
We even become conditioned to hearing noes when it comes to our request for relief from the physical pain and expensive medical procedures that often accompany our chronic diseases. We grow up in our suffering and recognize the Refiner’s fire for what it is, and we cling all the more to God’s promise to work the burning for our good and for the good of our neighbors.
We expect the fire, and, in good faith, we accept it.
I guess that’s why it’s always such a sweet, pleasant surprise when God gives a yes.
Oh, now, I’m not talking about a yes to the gift of children nor to the gift of physical relief. No, I’m talking about a yes to the gift of vocation.
You see, it seems the more I pray for children, the more God gives me…
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