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Friday, December 26, 2008

On God's Errand...

I am always amazed at how the Lord knows each one of us so well. It has never been more evident to me than this last week as I watched His divine power in the life of my friend.

I am blessed enough to call this person friend. She has experienced a myriad of trials from children surviving life threatening illness to financial strain. She usually is dealing with two or three major struggles at once. Through it all, she wonders how she can have strength to continue. But I see her strength, her devotion to God. And she comes through each with a persistent smile and weary laugh. And I watch as the Lord works miracles in her life to help her bear her burdens.

This Christmas season provided her another opportunity to allow the Lord work miracles.

Most people with a large family, as my friend has, know that it takes creative planning to make a dollar stretch through the family. This season was no different. With many mouths to feed, a wedding, helping an injured daughter, and the everyday toll on the family wallet, my friend was not prepared for her son to come home from school with a finger so positively broken it was difficult to look at. Not wanting her son to live with a mutated hand the rest of his life, she took the matter to the Lord. You see, they didn’t have insurance and this wasn’t just a “put-some-ice-on-it” kind of injury.

After several suggestions from various people and calls that yielded empty results, my friend felt compelled to call a specific Orthopedic Office.

Uncharacteristic to many doctors’ offices, this office was able to see her son immediately.

Thankfully, the surgeon that saw her was skilled enough to know her son needed surgery.

The next day. One week before Christmas.

Not knowing how they were going to pay for this procedure with Christmas only days away. My faithful friend took the matter to the Lord. Again, she was guided to go ahead with the surgery the following morning. Thankfully, no ligaments were damaged and after 2 pins being placed in his knuckle, my friend’s son was able to begin healing correctly.

A few hours after the completion of the surgery, the surgery center called. They wanted to tell her that her bill at the center would be reduced by 2/3, a significant amount.

Shortly after that phone call, she received a second call, this time from the Doctor’s secretary. The doctor wanted to wish the family Merry Christmas and was dismissing ALL of his fees.

The doctor acted on an errand from the Lord. He had no way of knowing my friends personal circumstances. He had no idea what was going on in her life. But he must have known God, because he acted as His angel that day.

I cried with my friend. Savoring the sweet feeling that comes from knowing the Lord knows each of us personally. Knowing we are protected and guided by a Divine Hand. Confident in knowing we are in His care. He doesn’t always take our trials away, but He will always give us the ability to face them.

He knows me. He knows my friend. He knows you.

He lets us know it by sending us angels like this doctor.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Here is a touching post by Fiauna.

Sometimes we are given our own angels to nurture and raise.

Read about Fiauna's angel here.

Keep your eyes open this Christmas Season!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

My Christmas Angel!

Here is a wonderful post by Tami. This is a perfect example of seeing the good in everyday people.

"... Her name was Dee, and she was a K-Mart employee..."

Read Tami's full post here.

Open your eyes to the goodness in the world!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Angels in Brazil

This is the time of year when Angels are every where... look around. Open your eyes. See the goodness that lies within your fellowman.

Thanks to That Girl in Brazil for this weeks winning Angel Post.

Read her full post here.