Whale song

There are times when life circumstances make us feel there is simply no available solution and a good way forward is just not visible. But a recent experience offered an encouraging analogy.

I was walking along the beach and decided to have a quick swim. As I dove under the waves into deeper water, I realized I was hearing something loud—a whale song! I was immersed in the songs of countless whales. While I’d been walking along the shore, the migrating whales had still been there singing, but I’d had no notion of that at all until I’d dived down beneath the surface and listened.

It made me think. I realized that prayer has a similar effect. When things are challenging in one’s family, at work, with getting the bills paid, with what’s on the news, or whatever the difficulty may be, prayer is a way to go deeper and see and hear spiritual solutions that are simply not recognizable by staying on the material surface.

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