Romans 8:26 (New International Version)
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought
to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
Read the following paragraph out loud.
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal
pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is
taht the first and last ltteer be in the rgh it pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can
still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey
lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot
slpeling was ipmorantt!
Amazing, isn’t it? Who said you had to be a good speller to get your point across?
Our little exercise teaches us that as long as we get the first letter right, and the last
letter right, our disorder will not matter. Our message will get through. The same is
true for your work today. Begin your day with pray, end your day with pray and
thanksgiving, and you will accomplish good things with a good message no matter
how confused everything gets inbetween! Let the Spirit straighten out your mixedup world.
PRAY: Though cold suspicion meet our warmth, we love at your command;
and though not always understood, we pray to understand. Enable us to stifle greed
for thanks or gain, dear Lord, and live that sacrificial life which is its own reward.
Text: Lee M. Baldwin, 19061982