(September 14, 2015)
Here we have a perfect example of the way that the Lord interacts with us as we pray to Him. The Lord stood ready to give what was asked for – He wanted to give what was asked for! – but before He would give it to them, he needed them to humble themselves first.
The same is true for us, as His children. There are miracles that we desperately need, but our pride prevents us from receiving these miracles. If only we could find it within ourselves to humble ourselves and ask the Lord in faith, we would find ourselves given the very things we stand in need of. Instead, however, all too often we end up having events drive us into humility by force when the Lord stood ready to assist us.