The weather has cooled off, and we’re enjoying a beautiful, sunny day, with the wind whistling through several open windows.
We finished the Tampa area conference last night, and we began our drive to Alabama this morning, after a good night’s rest. We are currently driving just past Atlanta. Our conference coordinator and her friend provided dinner beforehand last night. The Lord’s blessing was again evident throughout the evening!
Watch for another post or two soon!
Sarah for the rest
“The mighty God, even the LORD, hath spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined” (Psalms 50:1-2).
Following the worship service lastÂ Sunday morning I had a few moments to visit with a lady and her mother. The lady walked with great difficulty (even with the help of a walker), and yet she was full of joy and expressed tremendous gratitude for our sharing that morning.
As I visited with them, I found out what had happened: 15 years ago she was in a terrible auto accident. The doctors didn’t think she would live. She was in a coma for 5 months. The doctors then said that if she ever did wake up she would be “a vegetable”. Yet, God worked a miracle.
While she was in the hospital her unbelieving father visited her. He was gloriously saved. And the next day he stepped into eternity. “God used my accident to save him before he died!” she said.
We were praising God for what He has done, and I told her what a blessing it was to see her willingness to be used of God, for we know that God uses people. She again said that it was God who had done the miracle!
As I was thinking back to our conversation, I realized that there are many people who want God to work a miracle in their life, but I think we often have different ideas of what a miracle would look like. How many of us would be excited to go through “the miracle” that this lady has gone through? And would come through bearing the physical limitations and continuing day-by-day suffering, yet still rejoicing in what God has done?
“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, ‘With men this is impossible;
but with God all things are possible.'”(Matthew 19:26)
Another weekend conference is completed, and our hearts are again full of what the Lord Jesus has done. Remember how I said in a recent blog post about sometimes seeing families we haven’t seen for awhile suddenly appear at a conference? Well, Friday, before the conference, Dad was walking down the hallway and a dear family we had met in North Carolina was just stepping out of the fellowship hall! Dad was very surprised and delighted!
We are grateful to the Burke County Homeschool Care Group and Hebron Baptist church for hosting the conference and all they did for it. They provided a meal before the conference Friday evening as well.
Hearts seemed open and receptive to what was shared, and we pray the Lord will bring lasting fruit in the lives of those who attended.
“The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it”
The scenery has been somewhat plain as we drive on I95 from Georgia down into Florida for the conference Monday evening at Satellite Beach (near Melbourne). But, we have enjoyed seeing the wetlands and waterways along the roadway: signs of how close we are to the ocean.
“His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued
as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.”
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