Thursday, August 6, 2015

Unexpected Gifts

"Alone in the Crowd" by Anne Worner is licensed under CC BY 2.0

And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake;  and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.  And when Eli′jah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle...

I just finished reading a CaringBridge report on a friend whose son has brain cancer.  For three years he has been battling this giant monster who has wanted to kill him and today he turns seven.  His Mom was reporting some of the things this child and they have to face because of the damage done to his little body over the years but that was not the message she had to share.  She was praising God for the little blessings God has showered on her family and she has continued in praising God through all of the torture that her child has endured.  She continues to encourage me and others in our journey through this life and points me to the small things that only God can do.
If you are feeling alone today and profess to know Jesus as your Savior, allow him to show you that He is still in control.  It probably won't be a large pronouncement so you will have to be ready not to miss it but it will be there...that unexpected 
Gift from God.

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