I hope you are doing well and in the best of health. I am doing very well
and just thankful for another day that God has given us. There are many
moments in life when we get caught up with our daily schedule that we
forget to be thankful for this day and the many blessings that it bestows.
We need to slow down at times and recognize God's goodness and simply say,
"Thank you Lord for this day that you've given us." If you haven't been
thankful lately, I encourage you to start today and recognize the goodness
of the Lord for yourself. (Psalm 92:1-4) (Psalm 105:1-5) (Psalm 118:28-29)
This is a good story that shows how God is never too busy to look out for
us. If you have been feeling alone lately, then I hope this message
strengthens your faith to continually trust the Lord and know that He is
with you always even when you don't sense His presence.
THE BREATH OF GOD
Life's a little thing! Robert Browning once wrote. But a little thing can
mean a life. Even two lives. How well I remember. Two years ago in
downtown Denver my friend, Scott, and I saw something tiny and
insignificant change the world, but no one else even seemed to notice.
It was one of those beautiful Denver days. Crystal clear, no humidity and
not a cloud in the sky. We decided to walk the ten blocks to an outdoor
restaurant rather than take the shuttle bus that runs up and down the
Sixteenth Street Mall. The restaurant, in the shape of a baseball diamond,
was called The Blake Street Baseball Club. The tables were set
appropriately on the grass infield. Many colorful pennants and flags hung
As we sat outside, the sun continued to beat down on us, and it became
increasingly hot. There wasn't a hint of a breeze, and heat radiated up
from the tabletop. Nothing moved, except the waiters, of course. And they
didn't move very fast, either.
After lunch, Scott and I started to walk back up the mall. We both noticed
a mother and her young daughter walking out of a card shop toward the
street. She was holding her daughter by the hand while reading a greeting
card. It was immediately apparent to us that she was so engrossed in the
card that she did not notice a shuttle bus moving toward her at a good
speed. She and her daughter were one step away from disaster when Scott
started to yell.
He hadn't even gotten a word out when a breeze blew the card out of her
hand and over her shoulder. She spun around and grabbed at the card,
nearly knocking her daughter over. By the time she picked up the card from
the ground and turned back around to cross the street, the shuttle bus had
whizzed by her. She never even knew what almost happened.
To this day two things continue to perplex me about this event. Where did
that one spurt of wind come from to blow the card out of that young
mother's hand? There had not been a whisper of wind at lunch or during our
long walk back up the mall. Secondly, if Scott had been able to get his
words out, the young mother might have looked up at us as they continued
to walk into the bus. It was the wind that made her turn back to the card -
in the one direction that saved her life and that of her daughter. The
passing bus did not create the wind. On the contrary, the wind came from
the opposite direction.
I have no doubt it was a breath from God protecting them both. But the
awesomeness of this miracle is that she never knew.
As we continued back to work, I wondered how God often acts in our lives
without our being aware. The difference between life and death can very
well be a little thing.
Miracles often blow unseen through our lives, so let us remember to thank
God for our daily blessings.
I am sure many of us have been rescued by the Lord from dangers that we
were totally unaware of. He is with us in good times and in bad and will
always be there to deliver us from the hand of the enemy. Anyone who puts
their trust in the Lord is promised to receive protection and direction in
their life. The Bible declares in Isaiah 30:21, "And thine ears shall hear
a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn
to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left." Never think that God
has left your side. There is no height high enough or no depth deep enough
where God cannot meet your needs and deliver you. Be strong in Him and
know that He Loves you with an everlasting Love.
(Jeremiah 15:20-21) (Psalm 139:7-10) (Jeremiah 31:3)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 32:7-8 "You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct
you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye."
Psalm 91:1-4 "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall
abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my
refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall
deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take
refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler."
Psalm 91:14-16 "Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will
deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He
shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And
show him My salvation."
All scriptures can be found in the New King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: MY HAND IN GOD'S
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem43.htm
Today's Selected Testimony: DELIVERED FROM AN ACCIDENT
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony152.htm
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry