Wishing Makes It So
Exploring wishing as a science....
It has happened too many times to be coincidence....
It has happened too many time to be explained by just "coincidence". In fact Pope John Paul II once said that there is no such thing as coincidence.
Perhaps that is part of the explanation for why we wish for something and it comes true?
My wife may be keeping the list I suggested she keep of things she thinks of while wishing.
I suggested she do so because there have been just too many of those "coincidences" of her wishing that resulted in the wish coming true (or were they granted?)
A minor example: She was wishing that she had some ham for cooking a dish she was thinking of cooking, but for which she had no ham. Without any contact between the two (other than possible mental telepathy?) a friend of hers arrived with half a ham shoulder she "hoped" my wife could use. It was the only time that friend, my wife, and ham had ever been connected.
Okay, I warned you it was a minor example. Now for a major one.
One of my wife's students (my wife is a well-being coach, among her many talents) one day asked my wife to take her on a tour of Asia, and the student offered to pay for all the expenses!
There were only two problems with accepting the offer. First of all, my wife is Laotian and after we married and came to America we raised three children and helped to raise two others. When this invitation came, my wife had not been to Asia for nearly 30 years, and she had never even gone on a tour, much less guiding one!
She really wanted to go, for it would allow her to visit Laos after all those years, but she felt she needed more capability before accepting the wonderful invitation.
A few weeks (if that) later, another student told my wife that he wanted to give her two tickets to go on a tour of Asia with his nephew and his nephew's wife. The trip was prepaid and included transportation, hotels, and meals, and would take her to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand. He explained that his gout was bothering him recently and he felt he couldn't keep up with the rest of the group. He further explained that his own children seemed to only come to him when they wanted something from him, so he preferred to offer the tour tickets to my wife.
Problem solved? There is more to the story.
While in Singapore with the group, my wife would arise early in the mornings to walk around the city before the rest of the group had even awakened for breakfast. A hotel employee was curious about her morning walks and struck up a conversation, during which he asked what my wife does in America. When she answered that one thing she does is helping others as a well-being coach, he asked if she could possibly see his wife who was in constant pain and could seldom sleep more than an hour or so before her pain disrupted her sleep.
While visiting the couple's home, my wife was given a tour of their garden and noticed some herbs growing in the garden. She showed the man how to make a salve from the herbs for his wife to ease her pain naturally. (One of my wife's other talents is that she is a master herbalist, having been trained by an elderly Chinese herbal doctor at the same time that she was completing her MD degree in western medicine.)
The following morning the hotel employee excitedly told my wife that his wife had slept through the night free of pain for the first time in many months! He added, "Whenever you come to Singapore, don't stay in any hotel. You must, please, plan to stay at our home!"
He added, "We had been praying that we might find someone who could tell us what to do for her unremitting pain. You have been the answer to our prayers."
From half a world away, on a free trip that took her to Singapore in answer to her own wish, my wife had been able to answer the righteous prayer of a couple praying in Singapore for the help she could provide them.
I think those two examples are sufficient for the purpose of this article, but keep at least a mental record of what righteous wishes you have, and see the results when wishing makes it so.
If even unspoken wishes seem somewhat like a prayer to you, remember this quote from "The General Epistle of James" Chapter 5, verse 16: "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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