Wednesday, July 13, 2005

A Timely Word

I love road trips, especially when the drive is long enough to allow for great thinking/prayer/meditation, but not so long that my eyes start to glaze. Three or four hours is just about right. The ride to and from York, PA, is perfect: three hours without traffic. This afternoon during the return trip -- which took eight hours, not three, because I made pit stops to buy t-shirts at the Gap outlet in Lancaster, dine with Dale Evans for a country fried steak lunch, and finish reading McLaren's Last Word and the Word After that (more on the book later) at a local campsite -- I prayed intently for my family. At 7 pm, literally as I was praying for my wife, the local Christian radio station transitioned from music to talk and Ron Hutcraft's "A Word With You" came on the air. I don't normally listen to Christian talk radio -- too many shrill and condescending sermons, even for Christian hearers -- but Ron's message was especially timely. "Eye Transplants for Lovers," he called it:

"God could give you eyes to see your wife as you have never seen her before. There's a lot of power in being a praying husband! Most of all, when you spend time with God praying for the woman you love; you begin to see her with new eyes. You begin to see what God sees when He sees your wife. And that's the starting point for being the kind of sensitive, caring man that God made you to be. And that's the haven for which the heart of a woman truly longs."

Read the full transcript here.


At 7/14/2005 10:12:00 AM, Anonymous rudy said...

eye transplants for lovers, that's a good word


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