Wednesday, April 25, 2007

untapped power

Back when they brought power lines through the countryside of Wales, there was a Welsh woman who lived in a remote valley. She went to a great deal of trouble having electrical power installed in her home. But after it had been installed, the power company noticed that she didn’t use very much electricity at all. In fact, she used so little, it hardly even registered on the meter.

Well, one month the guy came to read the meter and asked her, “There seems to be something wrong with your meter. Are you actually using your electricity?”

“Oh yes,” she said, “It's wonderful. I turn it on every evening for about 2 minutes, so I can see to light my lamps. And then I turn it off again.”

Isn't that so often how we live our lives? We have access to the most incredible power source. We have available to us the light that can change the whole world!

Yet prayer is something we so often save for times of crisis and trouble. How much power and joy do we forfeit simply because we fail to ask God?