Saturday, April 18, 2009

Good News For the Family

No day goes by without something new to give thanks for. Many of us have been sowing seeds of prayer for family and friends that need jobs and merciful answers to other petitions as well.

Those seeds always sprout ! Sometimes it's just not the answer we wanted....I have to remind myself every day, Father knows best.

Yesterday we heard some answers that caused us to rejoice. Yay ! A nephew got a good job, close to home. So close he can walk to work and home for lunch. About six months in coming...but it came, praise the Lord. And in this "economy" too : ) "Nothing is impossible with God........"

One of my two sisters has a work related injury. A long process of doctors, workman's comp "issues" etc. Her employers have not been kind to her through it. They have postponed her return to work again and again.

Money began to get tight, well actually more like non-existent. We prayed again and again. Our husbands, daughters and other friends joined in prayer. We talked to the unemployed sister again, telling her we will continue to pray, and to have hope (she is not yet a believer in Christ). She got a call that evening to return to work. Thank you Lord....thank you so much. We are believing that "......your goodness will lead her to repentance...." and to salvation.

We wonder why it takes so long sometimes, don't we ? I'm beginning to be comfortable with knowing that every answer is in His timing. Well duh. When will I learn, ' anxious for nothing..." ?

Another nephew wanted a merciful decision from the worldly court system. We wanted a merciful decision as well, but at the same time wanting God's best for him, however that might work out.

The Word of God says God has reign over all hearts. Even the hearts of kings, judges and politicians. That is puzzling to us at times, isn't it ? For me, questions about how that works never end.

This nephew has praying parents, grand parents, aunts and uncles. We went to our Jesus, our advocate, the One who ever intercedes for us to plead his case, and waited. Waited 16 months. Months without being allowed to hug him or touch is hair, touch his hand. No birthday parties, or Christmas gifts. Only a glass wall between him and his loved ones.

The day came for him to stand before the worldly judge. Was this judge a Godly man ? Did he have sons ? Would he have mercy on this first time offender ? After listening to the prosecutor all day, their hearts were getting heavy and yet, having listened to the judges' decisions all day, their hearts were still hoped for mercy. He seemed a fair man.

His parents, sister and brother-in-law sat in a tiny court room, only 5 feet away from the young man they loved. His mother asked, 'could we hug him, just one time?' 'No you may not' was the answer from the guard.

Our nephew got mercy. Thank you Lord...thank you so much.

He has a long way to go to total freedom, but mercy we asked for, mercy he got. He still needs so much help from you Lord in the days ahead. As he feels the warm sunshine, looks through windows with no bars, and may know doors that are not locked 24/7.

Most of all he needs to return to your house Lord. He knew you as a child, I know he did.

We watch in hope as you move heaven and earth to bring him and all the prodigals home.

Thank you Lord for another day filled with things to give thanks for. Some days we don't see those things....remind us Holy Spirit, remind us over and over again, cause us to see Your hand at work ! We'll give You the Glory and Honor, for You alone are Worthy ! Worthy to be matter the answer, no matter the outcome. No matter what, You are Worthy.


  1. I was passing by the garden and saw this bench inviting me to sit and pray a while. As I sat and prayed I heard these words..."And He walks with me and He talks with me and He tells me I am His own..." Somebody should put those words to music! Seriously this is a great idea and I just wanted to congratulate you on the awesome title! God once gave me a vision of going behind the rock, but when I'm not behind the rock, I'll come into the garden and sit and pray for a while in agreement with you.