Our Sarah piped up and said, "Yes, and we could call it 'Miracle Monday'!" =)
Due to some "motherly" advice back when we were engaged, I started keeping a journal of things that God had done specifically for Phillip and I. That way on those DARK DAYS...we could go back and see just what a wonderful God we serve! However, due to our being missionaries, most of those prayer journals from our early years are back in the USA, and our kids can't read them right now.
So...My posting these would remind Phillip and I of the FAITHFULNESS of our God...and it could be that some of the things I write, we may have forgotten to tell our children. Our God is so awesome...that one could talk all day...and still not remember ALL He's done for us!
I hope that these post encourage y'all as well!
So, here goes...Miracle Monday! =)
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I well remember when I was a freshman in college at God's Bible School. Life as you know in college stays busy with studies, practicing music 2 hours a day, working, keeping up with laundry, etc. I think we were also in winter revival. Whatever the reason, this night, I only had time to read half of my chapter that I was to read in the Bible for that day! (I was reading my way through the Bible with one of my Daddy's Bible Reading charts.)
The next day I had received the scary news that my DEAR sister Laura, who was expecting her first baby, was in the hospital with a kidney stone and had developed a blood clot in her leg! I can't tell you how I PRAYED that God would intervene for my sister and their unborn Natasha! I felt so helpless and SO FAR AWAY from New York, where my sister was in the hospital! I had been asking Jesus all day to PLEASE heal my sister and help her. When I got back to my room that night after revival (I had PRAYED SILENTLY all during service, probably not hearing much of what was going on around me) I went to God's Word for something to encourage my heart concerning Laura and their baby!
Remembering that I had just read the first half of the chapter the night before...I started toward that book of the Bible...then thought, "Maybe I should just read a Psalm...for WHAT will I find that's encouraging in the book of Jeremiah?" But, for some reason I decided to go to Jeremiah first...and WOULDN'T YOU KNOW, my first verse I was too read...was Jeremiah 32:27
~"Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all Flesh,
IS THERE ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR ME?"~
Needless to say, I claimed that verse for my sister and their baby!!
Later, I was THRILLED to learn that right at the SAME TIME that God gave me that verse in my college dorm room in Cinci, OH, God touched Laura in New York, and she and baby were fine!
WHAT AN AWESOME GOD WE SERVE!! =)
~Here's a picture of our boys in their nice new red and black shirts that Bro. Alberto and Sis. Alba from Medellin made them.~
Answers to prayer encourage all of us! =)