I learned more ofÂ the miracle and strength of simple faith from a wise woman's words. Blessings, Gargantuan
"Faith is the wellspring of activity. It is the root of hope and trust. It is this simple faith that all of us so much need."â€”President Gordon B. Hinckley, "The Faith to Move Mountains," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 85.
The Miracle of Simple Faith
I didnâ€™t want to tell my friend at the assisted living that my car battery was dead and that I wouldnâ€™t be able to make it to church and be with her.Â I had to have my car jump started four times to get it going Saturday morning.Â I hoped that the carâ€™s charging system would work and the battery would recharge itself, but it didnâ€™t.Â I didnâ€™t have the ready cash to buy a new battery and it looked as if I would have to tell her that I wouldnâ€™t be with her on Sunday.Â I looked forward to the church meeting with her each week, however, so I prayed for a way to get the battery replaced.Â The idea came to my mind of how I could afford to buy a car battery and soon I was shopping for one.Â I couldnâ€™t shut off the car engine as I shopped, because if I did I wouldnâ€™t be able to get the car going again.Â I was running out of gas as I shopped and had to fill it up while not shutting the engine off.Â I guess it was a miracle that the gas station attendant didnâ€™t tell me to turn off my car engine as he watched me fill the tank up.Â
As I was shopping and not being able to find a battery that I could afford,Â I thought that I should drive by the assisted living and tell my friend about my car problem and that I would miss church tomorrow with her.Â I prayed that she would understand and not feel bad about the â€śno showâ€ť.Â As I drove by the assisted living, I saw her outside on her wheelchair in the warm sunlight, which made it easier for me to tell her while I kept an eye on my car that I could not shut off.Â I stopped and with the car still running, I told her about my car problems and she said that she would pray that I could get it fixed by Sunday.Â She took my hand and said that Heavenly Father would help me find the right battery for the car.Â I felt ashamed that I didnâ€™t have the same confidence and faith that she had, but the tone of her voice, the smile as she spoke strengthened my faith, and I continued to look.
It was a miracle, I found a battery for the car, and I was able to attend church with my friend today.Â As I walked into the assisted living this morning she was working on a huge jigsaw puzzle, but she looked at me and casually said, â€śSee Heavenly Father did help you get your car fixed.â€ťÂ Then she looked back on her puzzle project while the strength of her simple faith reminded me of the miracle God had given me.Â