Some time ago, my son mentioned an acquaintance who had a sarcastic sense of humor. This person used sarcasm to be funny, but my son perceived that it was often cutting, as is the nature of sarcasm. We started praying for that individual, that God would lead them to see that sarcasm was not the best way to communicate. We prayed about this together for a while until my son informed me one day that this acquaintance had actually apologized for the sarcasm. Sadly, I was stunned. I honestly hadn’t expected that at all. Although we had been praying about it regularly, I really hadn’t expected a response quite like that. It was as if I was surprised that God had answered our prayer.

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