I have a friend who strongly believes that if you do not ask, you will never know if something was possible. I sit on a board and we missed a deadline for a submission. Those of us in the know were a bit discouraged by it but I thought of my friend and realized that we had simply moved to considering that we had missed the boat without checking if there was any flexibility to that deadline. Today I asked if I could try to remedy the situation by asking if there was a chance we might submit late. I sent an email asking. Then I decided to boldly fill out the paperwork and submit it anyway, with an apology for being late. Tonight I received an affirmative answer and we were able to participate in the process that we wanted to. Pretty fabulous, I say.
Now, if we make that link to our relationship with God, can we go out on a limb and ask for things beyond our imagination if we offer an apology but nonetheless act boldly? Do we not believe that God is infinitely more merciful and just than we can comprehend? God was there today in the seed that was planted by my friend. God was there today in the idea as it sprouted forth from my mouth. God was there in the hearts of the receiver of my request where compassion clearly flowered. God is there now and always. We just need to believe.