Friday, July 30, 2010

Unanswered Prayers

As a rule, I don't really like country music. But I do like some of Garth Brooks' songs and this one in particular. It's called "Unanswered Prayers" and every time I listen to it, I think of all the things I've prayed for that I'm glad God didn't give me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOXim5ZmSKc

"Just the other night at a hometown football game,
My wife and I ran into my old highschool flame,
And as I introduced them, the past came back to me,
And I couldn't help but think of the way things used to be.

She was the one that I'd wanted for all time,
And each night I'd spend prayin' that God would make her mine,
And if He'd only grant me, this wish I wished back then,
I'd never ask for anything again.

Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers,
Remeber when you're talkin' to the Man upstairs,
That just because He doesn't answer doesn't mean He don't care,
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.

She wasn't quite the angel that I remembered in my dreams,
And I could tell that time had changed me
In her eyes too it seemed,
We tried to talk about the old days
There wasn't much we could recall
I guess the Lord knows what He's doin' after all

And as she walked away and I looked at my wife,
Then and there I thanked the good Lord
For the gifts in my life

Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers
Remember when you're talkin' to the Man upstairs
That just because He may not answer doesn't mean He don't care,
Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.

Some of God's greatest gifts are all too often unanswered prayers."

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