Faster than the Speed of Light

The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. How fast is that? If we take the circumference of the earth as 25,000 miles, this means that light, assuming it could bend around such circles, would travel around the earth over seven times in one second, or almost 27,000 revolutions of the earth in one hour. Bringing this down to a more understandable level, light would travel from New York City to Los Angeles in about two one hundreds (2/100) of a second. That would mean you could live in New York and go to an assembly in Los Angeles, and those who live the furthest away from the assembly are usually on time!

Now as fast as light is, prayer is faster! Think of Nehemiah. The king asked him why his countenance was sad, and Nehemiah explained that Jerusalem "lieth waste and the gates are consumed with fire." The king then asked Nehemiah, " For what dost thou make request?" And then Nehemiah writes, "So I prayed to the God of heaven." (Neh. 2:4) Instantly his prayer is heard in heaven! No delays, not even two one hundreds of a second, but instantly his prayer is heard.

Is it not encouraging to know those little prayers that we render while driving our cars,walking the street, lying in bed, or on our knees, are instantly heard at a throne of grace? It should encourage us "always to pray." (Luke 18:1)