Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Miracles and Restored Hope

To begin, I am not telling this story because I want you feel sorry for me. I tell this story because I want to testify that God is real! He hears our prayers! He knows us personally! If you are reading these words, and you have ever doubted that there is a Heavenly Father, or if he has given up or not cared about you, I am here to tell you that he knows you and loves you...And miracles DO still happen!

It all started back in August when our mini van decided it didn't want to work anymore. So, I drove the truck around and James was able to use his scooter. While we were waiting for the diagnosis on the van the trusty and reliable scooter (that is a complete exaggeration) decided it didn't like working either. So...we were down to one vehicle, the truck. My brother and sister-in-law very generously offered to let us drive there Pontiac.

We got the news not long after that our van had a cracked piston and needed a whole new engine. It would cost almost twice as much as the van was worth to fix. We just didn't have the money.

At least we had the Pontiac, and at least we had the truck, right? Well, about 2 weeks ago the truck decided that it felt left out and wanted to stop working. Really? Could this be happening? How does something like this even make sense? We have no vehicles left!

I don't remember very many times in my life when I have actually gone to my knees and asked my Father in Heaven for a miracle. A miracle is what it would take. And we needed one.

It was about 8:00pm on Wednesday night when we received our miracle. A large sum of money was given to us, with the instructions to go buy a new car! Now I use the term "new" loosely, BUT the vehicle that were able to purchase with our Christmas miracle money is as wonderful and beautiful as anything I have ever seen. Here are the key features: It starts! It runs! It fits our whole family! And it's OURS!

I know that God lives. He hears our prayers. He may let a struggle sometimes. He may humble us, and allow us an opportunity to rely on faith, and long suffering...But then he blesses us. This Add ImageI know! Please think about and give thanks for the miracles in your life.


10 comments:

Anna and Justin said...

wow! thanks for sharing. i'm glad it all worked out.

organize-n-mama said...

Amazing how things work out. I will email you about some special Turjey elves that stopped by our house too. Not with a car, but just what was needed.So glad you have a reliable car. You DESERVE it.

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing. I needed that today.

David said...

it is amazing isn't it, how often God needs us to suffer for some time to truly be ready for the blessings

Nate and Tami said...

Congratulations! It is beautiful!!

Kari said...

Oh Taush. You would be the one to deserve it most! Love you!!!

Rae Lynne said...

The Suburban is pretty sweet! We're very happy for you guys and we sure do love ya!!!

Connie Robinson said...

I am so happy for you. You are amazing. Everytime you have said that to me I think "No YOU are amazing". I am so very happy to hear of your much deserved blessing!

Brian & Jennifer said...

thanks for sharing! That sure touched my heart!

Spence said...

Thanks so much for telling that experience! I love how Heavenly Father will always bless us when we feel that life couldn't possibly get any worse. I did not know that, that was the story behind the Suburban. If you told us at Christmas, then I didn't hear you! That's amazing!