Friday, July 22, 2011

Great God Story!

So we have all had them, those "coincidences" that just seem too impossible to say they are a coincidence.  Well I had one yesterday that I just have to share.  As many of you know I am heading with a group to Rwanda next week.  Well, I received an email through the ministry about a lady whom had just returned from there who had been moved by a young girl that had a traumatic amputation of both legs during an attack following the genocide in Rwanda.  The lady was requesting information on how she might help this young girl by getting her prosthetic legs.  Well, my very next email was from a doctor who is going next week and whom was was wanting to know if we might need a prosthetic leg that had been donated at the hospital.  Now, I am not sure if this leg is for this little girl, but what I am sure is that this leg needs to go to Rwanda.  So many times we can easily miss these miracles from God that can be "explained" by coincidence.  I am on this journey of discovery of who God is and admittedly a novice in knowing all the ways that He works,  but one thing is for sure:  God is working all the time, in all things, and with great detail.  He cares about every detail of our lives,  even in our amputations.  Amputations of limbs, of emotions, even when our faith may be amputated by life. He still cares!
Praise God for our "coincidences"

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The "Christian" non Christian

I have a friend that I love dearly.  She is always there when I need her with wisdom, mercy, and love.  I could ask her of anything and the answer would be yes.  She gives to the poor with her money and her time, she spends her life listening to the woes of others and is able to speak into their life and their pain.  She is humble and gentle and loves the "least of these".  Quite frankly,  I look up to her (as if you couldn't tell).  My only heartbreak is that she does not believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and as her savior.  We have had many discussions on this topic and sadly the religion of her youth has turned her away from the relationship of Christ as an adult.  I look to her life and think of all the attributes she has and how we as Christians fall so short in so many of these areas.  If she can lead a life like that, can't we through His Spirit do so much more?
My prayer is for God to save her but I also pray that He would use me in ways that He has used her,  because through Christ all things are possible!
Pamela Prince Pyle