THE WORLD ITSELF COULD NOT CONTAIN THE BOOKS…

My prayer sisters were gathered for our first meeting of the New Year. We have been meeting together and praying for each other for one year. We celebrated by looking back through our prayer journals and recounting the many answers to prayer God had given us over the past twelve months. The list was long.

Some of our prayers, God answered quickly. Some, we prayed for months before we received answers. Others have not yet been answered, but we continue to pray, confident that God will answer in His good time.

One of my sisters gifted each of us with a new prayer journal for the New Year. At this first meeting, we pulled out our new journals and began to write in our new books.

I had just finished reading through the book of John the week before: “Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself cold not contain the books that would be written” (John 21:25). Thus concludes the book of John.

It struck me, as my prayer sisters sat together around the table that evening, that each of us held in our hands new books – last year’s prayer journals – books filled with records of the many things Jesus had done. And here we sat, pens poised above the blank pages of yet more books, books waiting to be written.

I thought of all the saints I know who have done and who continue to do the very same thing…to write in books their personal accounts of all that Jesus has done on their behalf.

And I thought…wouldn’t it be cool if in heaven, each of us could stand before John and hand him our journals and say, “Here, Brother, is another!”

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