Loving One Another


This is the cover of a little book that belonged to my mother-in-law.
I inherited it from her. The circle stain was created one morning when she set her tea cup on it. She was mortified! It didn’t spoil the book, though. The contents still are as precious as ever.

Bob’s sister gave the book to her in 1975 for Mother’s Day. Grandma Beekman treasured it, and read its inspirational quotes on a regular basis during her morning prayer time.

Here are a few of my favorites:

I like this last one a lot. Look at some of the ways it has been translated:

New International Version
Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see?

New Living Translation
Is he deaf—the one who made your ears? Is he blind—the one who formed your eyes?

Berean Study Bible
He who affixed the ear, can He not hear? He who formed the eye, can He not see?

Christian Standard Bible
Can the one who shaped the ear not hear, the one who formed the eye not see?

Contemporary English Version
God gave us ears and eyes! Can’t he hear and see?

Good News Translation
God made our ears–can’t he hear? He made our eyes–can’t he see?

International Standard Version
The one who formed the ear can hear, can he not? The one who made the eyes can see, can he not?

GOD’S WORD® Translation
God created ears. Do you think he can’t hear? He formed eyes. Do you think he can’t see?

American King James Version
He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? He that formed the eye, shall he not see?

World English Bible
He who implanted the ear, won’t he hear? He who formed the eye, won’t he see?

Two questions…
no matter how you word them,
the answer is always the same.

YES!
He hears.

YES!
He sees.

Reading the Guideposts magazine this morning,
this quote reinforced what we know:

So, that’s the bottom line.
There is joy and power in prayer.

God hears.
God sees.
God answers prayer.


Prove that reality…
Just pray!

I’m praying for you.
See ya tomorrow.

Comments on: "The Joy & Power of Prayer" (16)

  1. Beautiful reminder of God! He created us, He loves us. He sees us. Thank you for sharing the wonderful book and quotes! Have a wonderful week Jan!

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  2. Is He deaf-the one who made your ears? Is he blind-the one who formed your eyes? Psalm 94:9 NLT That is such a powerful verse! He is not dead or blind! He hears our cries and sees our needs. God is so good. What a wonderfully encouraging scripture you shared! Thank you. ♡

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    • Thank you, Donna. It touched my heart, too. Yes, prayer is powerful… and joyful is the scripture that reminds us of our Father’s love and the depth of His concern for us. ❤️👍🏽

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  3. I love this, Jan. The scripture makes a simple, yet great, point. Our Father is more than able to watch over us and hear our prayers!
    Thank you! I hope you have a lovely day. ☺

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  4. p.s. What a beautiful book from your mum-in-law and the coffee cup mark makes it all the more personal. 😁

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  5. The stain surely enhances the memory

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  6. Prayer and the Unity of Love spread via our thoughts is heard by the Source/God/Divine Creator/ what ever name we use…
    And as Lynne McTaggart in her book the Power of Eight shows in her scientific studies… Prayer Works..
    Thank you for sharing all of those interpretations too Jan..
    Have a beautiful day ❤

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  7. Elaina Colby said:

    I have witnessed God’s amazing grace and His never ending capacity to hear our prayers. I have experienced many wonderful miracles and I truly believe in the effectiveness of prayer. God is great! Thank you for these reminders and thank you for joining me in praying for Animal (James) and now also Rick.

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    • Yes, we’ve both witnessed first hand His faithful grace. We’ll continue to beseech Him with confidence in His responses. God bless our friends who need His healing so desperately. ❤️🙏🏽

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  8. I love all the quotes and I 100% believe in the power of prayer.
    Thank you for the beautiful reading this morning!
    Blessings! ♥♥

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