Dr. Helen Roseveare, missionary to Zaire, told the following story. "A mother at our mission station died after giving birth to a premature baby. We tried to improvise an incubator to keep the infant alive, but the only hot water bottle we had was beyond repair. So we asked the children to pray for the baby and for her sister. One of the girls responded. 'Dear God, please send a hot water bottle today. Tomorrow will be too late because by then the baby will be dead. And dear Lord, send a doll for the sister so she won't feel so lonely.' That afternoon a large package arrived from England. The children watched eagerly as we opened it. Much to their surprise, under some clothing was a hot water bottle! Immediately the girl who had prayed so earnestly started to dig deeper, exclaiming, 'If God sent that, I'm sure He also sent a doll!' And she was right! The heavenly Father knew in advance of that child's sincere requests, and 5 months earlier He had led a ladies' group to include both of those specific articles."
WOW how cool is that? As my dad told me the night before he went to be with the Lord “God’s timing is perfect, He is never early and never late” Only God would know 5 months in advanced the needs of the little baby and her sister. As we struggle with things that happen in life remember that God is in control. We are told in the Bible to pray without seizing.
Just today I got an update on facebook from a friend who’s husband and a friend of mine we have been praying for a kidney transplant. We don’t always under stand the wait but we are told to keep praying. What an answer to our prayers, as Heidi states the PRAYING is working.
“Heidi Harwart Greenlee the PRAYING is working.Carla just called and the ct scan she needs has finally been approved by our insurance. The donor coordinator will be calling her back shortly with the date. Thank you for the prayers!”
I ask each of you to lift my friend Terry up in your prayers.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
- Ephesians 6:18 (New International Version)
Dear Lord, we pray today for our friend Terry, we pray for his health as he waits for the kidney that we know you have for him. We pray that the testimony he has through all this will bring honor to You. In Jesus’ Name