On Wednesday, at our Shed Zoom meeting, we are going to see a short video from Hope Church Winchester about the miraculous healing of Andy Kittow.
God is only a prayer away. He is vitally interested in our lives and wants to be fully involved.
I came across this story from the States that demonstrates that God is looking out for us.
The story involves a Mavis Pigford. She was given a free Gideon Bible by a vendor at a state fair. She tucked it in her purse and forgot about it. Later as she walked along, a car pulled up, the driver pointed a gun and told her to get in.
She wrote, ‘I did as he said. He pulled over and tried to force me down on the seat. I struggled…and finally he ordered me out of the car. Before my feet hit the ground, I heard a shot and felt a sharp pain in my side. I collapsed, and the man came around…took my wallet…threw my purse at my head and shot it. I felt a dreadful impact. Still conscious…I heard the car drive away and I stumbled to a nearby farmhouse. The woman called for help…and as I was rushed to hospital, the police closed in on the drug-crazed driver who attacked me. Before surgery to remove the bullet in my side, my sister came to see me.
“Do you know what saved your life?” she asked. She handed me the Bible from my purse. A bullet was lodged inside, its tip stopping exactly at Psalm 37 verses 14–15, which reads: “The wicked draw the sword…to slay those whose ways are upright. But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken”’.
David Wilkinson, author of the ‘Cross and Switchblade’, wrote, ‘How quickly we forget God’s deliverances in our lives. How easily we take for granted the miracles he performed in our past’.
C.S. Lewis wrote, ‘Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the world in letters too large for some of us to see’.
Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat King Cole said, “God surrounded me with people of faith, people of strong faith, people of power, spiritual power, and I saw little miracles happen in their lives. By it happening in their lives, I started believing it could happen to me”.
Sometimes it is only as we look back that we can see an unforeseen hand at work in our lives also in events in the nations. God is still on the throne and in control, despite the chaos we see around us. He demonstrated His love for us by sending Jesus to live among us, to die on a cruel Roman cross and take away our sin. By trusting Him we can have a relationship with the Father, who wants to be totally involved in our lives and sometimes bring about a miracle, just to show us His love for us.
So the Thought for Today is that you can be sure that as we put our faith and trust in God He will not disappoint or let us down. He is only ever a prayer away.