Oh, when the 9 year old me discovered this book my eyes were opened. I remember huddling with a group of three or four friends reading the “bra” scene. If you were like me you even chanted a long, “We must, we must, we must increase our bust.” We all wanted exactly what Margaret did, but we were afraid to ask.
When I first read those words, nearly 30 years ago, I think I missed the bigger message. Margaret took her need straight to the top – God. However, Margaret felt the need to introduce herself to the very one who created her. Are you like Margaret… a little bit? Do you wave your arms at God trying to get His attention to focus on you for just one moment. He is pretty busy guy after all.
“Are You there God?” “Do You hear me?” “Do You even know who I am?” “DO SOMETHING!” These are the wandering cries of a heart yearning to matter to the Creator of her heart. If doubt, fear, or disbelief describe your prayer life open the scripture and read these verses:
- The LORD answered Isaac’s prayer… Gen. 25:2
- God answered Leah’s prayers… Gen. 30:17
- God remembered Rachel’s plight and answered her prayers… Gen. 30:22
- God answered Manoah’s prayer… Judg. 13:9
- They cried out to God during the battle, and he answered their prayer… 1 Chron. 5:20
He. Answers. Prayer. Don’t pass that by too quickly. Sit on that truth for a moment. Soak it in. He answers prayer. Do you believe it? He knows your name. He listens. He cares. He answers.
Listen to His promise, “I am the one who answers your prayers and cares for you. I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me” (Hosea 14:8).