Friday, March 25, 2016

God Has Us In His Sights



I got a text from one of the Moms I work with who recently chose life for her baby rather than abortion.
"Don't forget to send me my daily Bible verse."
Music to my ears!
"I won't. I have been sending you one every day. Have you checked your email?"
"OH! I will right now."

Later I talked with her and she told me that she is overwhelmed. Not with the baby. There is no doubt in her mind that God would have her keep the baby. Just with life, school, struggles...
"I really need to be reading those Bible verses you send," she told me, "They help keep me positive."

Don't I know it!!!

I told her not to be afraid to ask us if there was anything we could do to help in specific needs. We can't always help, and we make no promises, but we will try.

"I want to get my associate degree...but I have to take classes online. I need a computer. Used, not fancy...but I can't do it without a computer."

So friends, this motivated mom who is trying to change her life needs a computer. Anyone have an old laptop they need to re-home?

"I'm not complaining," she told me, "Everyone has troubles. I am reading my Bible and trying to stay strong."
 "I hear you," I said, relating more than ever with my recent cancer diagnosis.
As soon as I got off the phone, I texted her a Bible verse so she didn't have to check her email.
Then I checked my own mail. Real mail. I went to the mailbox. There was a mystery box from Amazon. I didn't order anything. What was it??

It was a book by one of my favorite authors, Bill Bryson. Bryson always makes me laugh. I know my sisters understand I intend to laugh my way to health. I suspect one of them sent it, but there was no note to clue me as to the sender. I guessed right, when I emailed the one I thought had this gift written all over her. Notes and emails and texts of encouragement and prayer have been pouring in as well. I am blessed.

 I know God has me, and the mama who is overwhelmed in His sights, but it is so encouraging to know fellow humans do too.

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God has made me fruitful in the land of my misfortunes. Genesis 41:52

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