REMEDY FOR THE BARREN HEART
Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) wrote, “The only remedy for a barren heart is prayer, however poor and inadequate… if I can’t write anything else just now, it’s only because there’s a terrible absurdity about a drowning man who, instead of calling for help, launches into a scientific, philosophical, or theological dissertation while the sinister tentacles of the creatures on the seabed are encircling his arms and legs, and the waves are breaking over him. It’s only because I’m filled with fear, that and nothing else, and feel an undivided yearning for him who can relieve me of it…but prayer is the only remedy for that, and however many little devils scurry around inside me, I shall cling to the rope God has thrown me in Jesus Christ, even if my numb hands can no long feel it.”
Note: Sophia Scholl was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose a resistance group to Nazi Germany. She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich (LMU) with her brother, Hans. As a result, they were both executed by guillotine. She was 21 years old and Hans was 24.
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Jesus