I began my friendship with Edith in a book study on prayer. We discovered more about each other in our weekly class and discussions than we had ever known just from worshiping in church together. I learned from her insights and strong faith. I also learned about her prayer journals—where she records her prayers and leaves room on the pages for the answers, proof of God’s faithful promises.
I also learned from Edith’s deep well of wisdom. She told me that when she or her husband would get impatient for an answer from God, they would ask each other, “Are your feet wet yet?”
She explained, “The Red Sea didn’t part until Moses was at the edge of the water.” I often think of that phrase “Are your feet wet yet?” when I’m growing anxious while waiting to discern God’s plan. My own faith and trust and understanding of God have deepened, thanks to Edith’s unswerving faith and prayer life.
This message is adapted from “Reader Call” written by Beth A. Palm of Rockford, Ill., in the January/February 2004 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.