Acts 10: 31
“and said, ‘Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor.”
Cornelius was not a Jew nor a Christian. But that didn’t stop God listening to his prayers and remembering his deeds of giving.
Isn’t it a wonderful thought that God listens to the prayers of people who do not know Him.
How many people are praying today right across the world? Many is the answer! Many pray to a God that they do not know. It would be easy for us to say ‘Oh God doesn’t pay any attention to the prayers of Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists etc!’ And ‘all their alms giving comes to nothing.’ Of course! It makes perfect sense to us. God listens to us, His people who know Him. He is moved by us not anyone else, especially those who don’t know Him. But what if … ? What if God can hear everyone, what if God can see everything ? That could mean that He has a plan for the whole world. That there are more Cornelius’s yet to find Him.