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RLP’s en fuego

May 2, 2006

“RLP’s latest essay”: sums up the account of the four men who lowered their paralyzed friend through the roof to be healed by Jesus. Here’s a couple of grand quotes from the essay (emphasis mine):

bq. But the perseverance of his friends did not earn the man a healing. You can’t earn that sort of thing, because Jesus is going to do what he is going to do in his own time and in his own way. _But their perseverance did make it possible for the man to be in the presence of Jesus. And people who spend time with Jesus tend to find out what they most need._

And then a little bit later (again, emphasis mine)…

bq. An old African-American preacher once said, “Only after you have knocked at the door until your knuckles bleed and have still received no answer do you begin to understand what prayer is about.”

God doesn’t reward bloody knuckles. But when the door of the Kingdom of Heaven is finally opened, _those who are still on the doorstep_, waiting and knocking, may find themselves witnesses to miracles of all sorts.

I recommend you give the essay a read. It’s a quickie and oh so good.

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