It really is beyond us to even imagine what God can do. Do you think that the Hebrew slaves expected God to part the Red Sea so that they could walk across and get away from Pharaoh? Do you think Moses even expected it?
When they crossed into the desert, they would not have kept telling Moses that they wanted to go back to Egypt where they had plenty to eat if they expected God to feed them. Somehow they imagined that God would miraculously deliver them from Egypt and then leave them to die in the desert.
Do you think the apostles expected Jesus to feed 5,000 people with a few loaves of bread and some fish? No, they wanted to send the people into the town to buy food. Even though they knew God had fed their ancestors in the desert, they didn't expect God to feed the people in front of them.
So what about us today? Are we expecting God to work miracles in our lives when we need them? Are we limiting God to working within whatever we can ask or imagine? I know my imagination is not that fertile. I am naturally inclined to be more like the apostles - looking for the obvious answer. But I try not to limit the way God can answer my prayers.
Jesus, help us to keep our minds open, with eyes and ears attunded to the unexpected.
I started this website and blog on May 1, 2012. I am a Catholic who has been in ministry for many years. I first developed what I would call a close relationship with Jesus in the early 1970s. Ever since then I have been praying with people for healing and other needs. It is because I have seen so many of these prayers answered that I am so bold as to offer to pray for you individually through this website and phone line.