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rewritten from the original – before they even call I have answered isaiah 65:24 – one night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labour ward but in spite of all we could do she died leaving us with a tiny premature baby and a two-year-old daughter crying – we had no special feeding facilities an aide came running to me in distress saying the rubber feeding bottle burst while she was filling it it was our last hot-water bottle it was not good crying over spilt milk from a broken bottle which did not grow on trees there were no drugstores down the forest path – next day, while i was at prayer with the orphans I told them that the feeding bottle broke and the premature baby may die I told them to pray about problems they had – when it was the turn of ten-year-old ruth she said, “please, God, send us a water bottle and please send it this afternoon before the baby dies and while You are at it, You might as well send a doll to the baby’s older sister so she’ll know You really love her?” – i hesitated to say ‘amen’ i just did not believe God could do this of course I knew He could do everything the Bible says so nothing is impossible for the Lord but there are limits, aren’t there? the only way God could answer this prayer would be to send me a parcel from homeland i had never received a parcel in my four years at the orphanage and who would put a feeding bottle or a doll in there? – that afternoon, we were all surprised when a car arrived in this lonely outpost and dumped a gigantic two-kilo parcel at the front door – i gathered the 40-odd children so we could open the parcel together carefully, I undid the string knot everyone was silent in anticipation crowding each other around me – they gave a loud sigh in unison when first to come out were brightly colored knitted jerseys i gave them out and they giggled with glee – then there were knitted bandages for the leprosy patients the kids looked a little bored then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas they perked up again – as I reached in deeper lo and behold a brand-new hot-water bottle i could not hold my tears they were asking what was wrong i just nodded my head – ruth came forward and took the bottle and danced with it they all broke into a song that i had taught them just a day before – i did not pray for the bottle It was ruth who did she said, “If God has sent the bottle He must have sent the doll too!” – impossible, I said, the bottle was good enough but a doll, that’s too much of a coincidence so I reached down again and there it was – a beautifully dressed dolly ruth was not surprised, she never doubted it she grabbed it and kissed it and they went for a second song this time louder than ever it was a song of praise to the Lord I was too stunned to sing with them – ruth asked me, “can I go over with you and give this dolly to the little girl? i want to tell her Jesus really loves her” we were on our way walking towards the little girl i was ashamed of myself for being of so little faith how could I say nothing was impossible for the Lord and not believe it? – the parcel had been on its way five long months before prepared by my former sunday school class who ‘obeyed’ God’s silent ‘order’ for a bottle and a doll for two african kids at the request of a tiny girl called ruth – sincerely, a children’s doctor – ************* – before they even call I have answered – isaiah 65:24 – before they even pray I have granted their prayer before they even speak I have heard their plea – from your mother’s womb I have known you with every breath you make I am with you – with every yearning of your troubled heart I bring you peace I am the wind on windless days pushing your sail towards shore – eastwind – praise to You o Father for what you have hidden from the wise you have revealed to little children – luke 10:21 – he who asks shall receive he who seeks shall find he who knocks the door shall be opened – matthew 7:8 – behold the kingdom of heaven is within you – luke 17:21 – return to Me with your whole heart with fasting and weeping and mourning rend your hearts not your garments return to Me your Lord your God for gracious and mercial am I slow to anger rich in kindness relenting in punishment – joel 2:12-13 – there are in the end three things that never fail faith and hope and love and the greatest of these is love – 1 corinthians 13:13 – when you cross turbulent waters I shall be with you in the wild rivers you shall not drown when you walk through fire you shall not be burned no flames shall consume you as I am with you always for I am the Lord your God your Saviour the Holy One for you are precious and glorious in My eyes and I love you – isaiah 43:2-8 – Save and send this to friends and the sick. –
healing story 3 – LETTER FROM AN ORPHANAGE DOCTOR
www.sisterraquel.com firstname.lastname@example.org – Call Sister Raquel for healing – (632) 930-3902 only from 730pm to 830pm Philippine time, except wednesdays and Saturdays If no answer, try again tomorrow – THE LORD REIGNS IN CYBERSPACE – amdg –
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