[The Glory Unveiled]
Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD
( 2Kings 20:2 )
At any point in time, we are all a prayer away from our miracles. The story is about Hezekiah, the then leader of the people of Israel, who was given a death sentence by God and that he should put his house in order. Now this spiritual announcement of his death sentence was made by Isaiah who is no mere prophet of God. But then Hezekiah still did something to change his fate. He didn’t give up nor give in to fear and hopelessness. In the verse six of the chapter, almost immediately after his prayer, God sent the prophet Isaiah back to him to tell him that instead of death, fifteen more years was added to his life and in addition to that, almost like a bonus, God said He would deliver his nation from the Assyrians. How could the table turn like that and so quickly too? The answer is Prayer! Prayer is the factory where impossibilities are made possible. A place where we artistically design the realities of our lives. Many of us would have just mourned, cried, pitied ourselves and maybe accuse or cursed God if the same message of death was conveyed to us from a major prophet. We may not think of the possibility of changing that negative narration, simply because it was spoken by a prophet of God. But today, we are encouraged to learn from Hezekiah. There is no spiritual crisis that cannot be dealt with by Christ. And no problem is cast in iron so that we would say it is perpetual. There is always a solution in the secret place of prayer.
Prayer_Bead: Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for showing me through the life of your servant Hezekiah that whatever negativity surrounds my life can be erased in the place of prayer. Grant me grace and a fresh fire for prayer.
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