Sunday, November 23, 2008

Just a quick one.

Yeah, I know I haven't been around for a while. Sorry about that. I'll try to do better. But I just had to make a quick post and leave this. A bit of food for thought during the upcoming Holiday Season and throughout the coming year.

This was sent to me in an email from my sister. Yes, this is one of "those" emails, but the story was so touching I could not help but to get teary eyed. I had to share.....

Psalm 55:22 ---

You really need to read this.

'Friends are God's way of taking care of us.'

This was written by a Metro Denver Hospice Physician:

I was driving home from a meeting this evening

about 5pm, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd. , and the car started to choke and

splutter and die - I barely managed to coast, cursing, into a gas station,

glad only that I would not be blocking traffic and would have a somewhat warm

spot to wait for the tow truck. It wouldn't even turn over. Before I

could make the call, I saw a woman walking out of the 'quickie mart'

building and it looked like she slipped on some ice and fell into a Gas pump, so I got

out to see if she was ; ; ;okay.

When I got there, it looked more like she had been overcome by sobs than

that she had fallen; she was a young woman who looked really haggard with

dark circles under her eyes. She dropped something as I helped her up, and I

picked it up to give it to her. It was a nickel.

At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying woman, the

ancient Suburban crammed full of stuff with 3 kids in the back (1 in a car

seat), and the gas pump reading $4.95.

I asked her if she was okay and if she needed help, and she just kept

saying 'don't want my kids to see me crying,' so we stood on the other side

of the pump from her car. She said she was driving to California and that

things were very hard for her right now. So I asked, 'And you were praying?'

That made her back awa y fr om me a little, but I assured her I was not a

crazy person and said, 'He heard you, and He sent me.'

I took out my card and swiped it through the card reader on the pump so

she could fill up her car completely, and while it was fueling, walked to

the next door McDonald's and bought 2 big bags of food, some gift

certificates for more, and a big cup of coffee. She gave the food to the

kids in the car, who attacked it like wolves, and we stood by the pump

eating fries and talking a little.


She told me her name, and that she lived in Kansas City Her boyfriend left

2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet. She knew she

wouldn't have money to pay rent Jan 1, and finally in desperation had

finally called her parents, wi th whom she had not spoken in about 5 years.

They lived in California and said she could come live with them and try to

get on her feet there.


So she packed up everything she owned in the car. She told the kids they

were going to California for Christmas, but not that they were going to live there.


I gave her my gloves, a little hug and said a quick prayer with her for

safety on the road. As I was walking over to my car, she said, 'So, are you

like an angel or something?'


This definitely made me cry. I said, 'Sweetie, at this time of year angels

are really busy, so sometimes God uses regular people.'


It was so incredible to be a part of someone else's miracle. And of

course, you guessed it, when I got in my car it started right away and got

me home with no problem. I'll put it in th e shop tomorrow to check, but I

suspect the mechanic won't find anything wrong


Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter

of their wings...


Psalms 55:22 'Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. He

shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.'


My instructions were to pick four people that I wanted God to bless,

especially for the months in 2009 , and I picked you.


Please pass this to four people you want to be blessed and a copy back to me.


Here is the prayer:


'Father, I ask You to bless my children, grandchildren, friends, relatives

and email buddies reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your

love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask you to minister to their spirit this very

moment. Where there is pain, give them your peace and mercy. Where there is

self doubt, release a renewed confidence through your grace,

In Jesus’ precious name.

Amen.'


I know I picked more than four -- you can, too.





Much Love to you all. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Monica