Monday, December 19, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
i thank God for unanswered prayers...
It reminds me of a song by Garth Brooks called "Unanswered Prayers." In the song he talks about how long and hard he prayed for God to give him a relationship with one particular girl ("And if he'd only grant this wish I wished back then...I'd never ask for anything again"). They date, but it doesn't last...then, years later, he runs into her at an outing with his wife...and he realizes how rich he is in what God has given him. That's just how I feel, although I remember listening to that song after a terrible break-up and not believing it could be true. But it is...
"Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
Remember when you’re talkin’ to the man upstairs
That just because he doesn’t answer doesn’t mean he don’t care
Some of god’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
She wasn’t quite the angel that I remembered in my dreams
And I could tell that time had changed me
In her eyes too it seemed
We tried to talk about the old days
There wasn’t much we could recall
I guess the lord knows what he’s doin’ after all.
And as she walked away and I looked at my wife
And then and there I thanked the good Lord
For the gifts in my life."