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An Answered Prayer

And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.  Luke 18:1 ESV

My stomach knotted as I faced the airport exit.

People crowded onto the escalator, each searching for their next gate and flight. The calm tone of my friend’s voice on my phone was the only thing that kept me from running back to my car and driving away. What did I think when I agreed to this meeting? Would we recognize one another, or would he walk right past me?

Then I saw him. To this day, I don’t know how I knew it was him. I just did. He was a short man, had a bit of a belly, and was dressed in a blue Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops as if ready for the beach. I felt my heart pound as he made his way down the escalator. I tried not to stare, but to my amazement, he recognized me too.

Without hesitation, he walked right up to me and gave me a big hug. As we reunited after twenty-four years, I thanked God for answering the prayer I had prayed for so long—that someday I’d be able to meet my biological father.

Jesus urges us to continue to knock on the door of heaven until we receive an answer. From God’s perspective, praying continually has value. God is still found in His temple, reigning as King over everything. He sees and understands the whole picture. Jesus, seated at God’s right hand, constantly intercedes for us while the Father listens to His prayers.

Nothing can happen on earth that Jesus’ heavenly rule will not prevail over. These are all reasons we can trust God to answer our prayers in His perfect timing.

Pray the impossible prayer. Trust God to make it possible in His time.

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Brandie Muncaster

Brandie J. Muncaster’s passion for writing is fueled from her desire to help people discover what it means to live and walk in their true identity in the Lord Jesus Christ. As someone who has known the powerful transforming work of God in her own life, she is passionate about seeing others experience the same. Through prayer and applying the Word, she ministers the love of God. Brandie is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More and Kingdom Winds. She is the author of the children’s book, Garden Tales: A Seed’s Story. Her work-in-progress is a memoir entitled A Story of Redemption, where she shares how God has brought inner healing through His Word. She and her husband have three children. She enjoys spending time with her children, playing sports, and visiting the coast or the mountains. Brandie also enjoys reading, painting, running, and homesteading. She is a member of Word Weavers of Charlotte, Hope Writer’s Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Kingdom Winds Collective.