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Friday, November 5, 2010

Psalm 55.22

               The following is a beautiful and inspiring article by a Metro Denver Hospice Physician:-

                I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd and the car started to choke, 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 wouldnt even turn over.

                Before I could even 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 onto a gas pump, so I got out to see to see if she was okay.

                 When I got there, it looked 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 nickle.

                  At that moment everything came into focus for me: the crying woman, the ancient Suburban crammed full of stuff with three kids at the back, one in a car seat with the gas pump reading $4.95.

                   I asked her if she was okay and if she needed my help and she just kept saying, "I dont 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 away from me a little but I assured her I was not a crazy person and I assured her, "He heard you and He sent me".  I took out my card and swept it through the card reader in the pump so she could fill her car up completely and while it was fuelling, I walked to the next door MacDonald's and bought two 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 two months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet.  She knew she wouldnt be able to pay the rent on January 1st and finally in desperation, had called her parents, with whom she had not spoken in about five years.  They lived in California and said she could come and 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 and 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 my cry.   I said "Sweetie, at this time of year, angels are really busy so God use regular people".

                     It was so incredible to be part of someone'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 will put it in the shop tomorrow to check but I suspect the mechanic wont find anything wrong.

                     Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter of their wings ...

                     Psalm 55.22 "Cast thy burden upon the Lord and HE shall sustain thee. HE shall never suffer the righteous to be moved".

                   Psalm 55.22 "Give your burdens to the LORD and HE will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall".

                  Interpretion of the above Psalm in the Life Application Study Bible:-

                  GOD wants us to give our burdens to HIM but often we continue to bear them ourselves even when we say we are trusting in HIM.  Trust the same strength that sustains you to carry your cares also.

                    I read this email quite sometime ago and saved it as I was moved by it. I dont know whether this article is true but the impact behind this article was made abdundantly clear and I would like to reflect ot it. Praise the Lord Allellulia. Ophelia


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