For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.
— Jeremiah 29:11
Undeniably, there are those indisputable times in life when you know that you know that you know God has intervened.
Like the time I was a teenager walking my girlfriend home at 2:00 AM in the morning. A carload of older boys screeched to a stop when they saw us, and their car doors flew open as three of them gave chase. Sleet slithered my veins while my friend and I bolted behind a house — she tearing off towards her home on the street behind and me circling to get back to mine. Much to my horror, the three boys followed me around the house, and with a frantic scream, I darted to the front door, fear pounding while I bludgeoned the doorbell. Certain I was about to be raped, I never expected the lone, deaf widow who lived there to actually hear my cries or even open the door to a stranger at 2:00 AM. But open it she did, just as the boys reached the steps of her porch. When they saw her standing there, they fled toward their car and squealed away. I wasn’t much on God back then, but trust me, even I knew the Almighty had intevened.
Or like just this morning when my daughter was on a plane ready for takeoff to go visit a friend. Imagine her shock when the last person to board the plane was my daughter-in-law from Spokane with her brand-new miracle of a baby, Genevieve! My daughter had recently bemoaned the fact that she could not see little Evie in person, something she desperately wanted to do.
It was Amy’s birthday this week, so I prayed that God would show her His love in some special way. Trust me when I say tears flowed as Amy held little Evie most of the way while she and my daughter-in-law chatted at the back of the plane. Now I ask you — what are the odds that my daughter from Birmingham would be on the same plane as my daughter-in-law from Spokane? Go on — tell me that’s not a God thing!
The truth is when God’s people pray, He intervenes! Just like I believe He did this week with our elections. Whether they turned out the way we wanted or not, God is still on the throne, and more than ever, it’s imperative that we pray. Pray for wisdom, direction, and especially protection for President Elect Trump and his family. And for our country — that God will heal the wounds inflicted by so much division and unite us as we were meant to be — one nation under God. So will you join me in this effort to pray for our country, our leaders, and our people? Because we desperately need it now, more than ever.
Hugs and Prayers,
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