Stories of Jesus

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Did you enjoy the video?  Perfect example of helping to make someone’s day brighter, not just the children, but the window-washer who was happy he could make the children laugh!

Here are some more examples from Praises offered during Prayer Time at Fairview:

  • One lady related how, when a friend who had cancer went to the pharmacy to pick up some very expensive medicine, she was surprised to find that her prescription was already paid for, anonymously. What a Blessing some Shepherd gave her!

  • Another lady told about having car trouble on her way home.  She called her husband, and while he was on his way to help her, several cars stopped and the drivers offered to help.  She thanked them and said that help was on the way, but she also thanked God that he put so many Good Samaritans here, ready and willing to help.

  • A recent guest at Family Promise came to one of our ladies in tears and said that she had just had the best sleep she had had in a long time.  She had been sleeping in her car.  A wonderful testament to the good that Family Promise can do, and encouragement to continue helping God’s children.

If I could just share one more experience that made me feel God’s love.  It was my birthday, and it was a glorious bright spring day.  As I was driving along the little country road I was struck with the beauty of the brilliant forsythias, the pale yellow and cream colored daffodils, and the occasional redbuds and purple flox peeping out.  And I gave thanks to God for sending me all those beautiful flowers.  I felt like they were all for me, for my birthday!  I also thanked Him for the person who decorated the bushes in front of their house with multi-colored Easter eggs.  That person must surely be a blessing to others!


5 Replies to “Stories of Jesus”

  1. One praise that was offered up during prayer time last week was from a grandfather who had taken his family to Gatlinburg. Amazed at all the people milling around all the shops and attractions, he told his granddaughter they were all looking for something “warm and fuzzy”.
    The next morning at breakfast, the granddaughter asked him, “Are we going to look for something warm and fuzzy today?” Contentment, Security, Happiness…it’s all there in Jesus, and in our children!

  2. Things do not just happen! We are healed by the Great Healer. We are put on the earth to do His Will and when those tasks are finished, He will bring us Home. Got is watching out for us always. He moves things and people in our way so we may see….really see what He intends for us and what he wants us, needs us to share. Lord, help me to be ever watchful and learn the lessons you have for me.

  3. This past week sitting at home, relaxed and doing nothing in particular, I began to fill pain in my chest and upper arms. I asked Nancy to get ready to drive me somewhere. I hurriedly changed out of my pajamas into some clothes and we started toward HVCH ER in Kingsport.
    Five minutes out I asked Nancy to take me to the rescue squad bldg. on SR# 81 because my pain was worsening. Sitting there in the building they checked my blood pressure and tried to start an IV unsuccessfully. I was feeling very tight, high on my chest, and my BP was 190+/150+. I was given 4 aspirin and a nitro pill (and another nitro on the way). The pain was lessening somewhat by the time we got thru Fall Branch (Nancy was following in her car). In my mind, this was the heart attack I always heard about but never experienced. On a squad bed in the ER and in line for someone to wait on us, we were there about 1-1/2 hours as a couple trauma cases passed us in line. Finally got an ER room to be checked out. They decided to keep me and I got a private room several hours later.
    The next morning about 6:30 I was taken for a nuclear stress test, which unexpectedly, lasted only a couple hours. Finally got some food around noon.
    Results: Everything they did for me, with exception of my blood pressure, was perfectly Normal. During the entire experience, my BP was all over the place and unusually high. It was also a little high the day before all this happened in my doctor’s office. They didn’t send me to ER but said I could go if I wanted to, but they had no way to aid cardiac cases in their office (this was a new nurse I hadn’t seen before, it took her 30 minutes to do an EKG).
    Fortunately, my prayers were up to date and I was doing overtime during my episode. I was sent home with more medication, of course, but no real cause. Maybe it was some kind of ‘panic attack’, who knows.

    Contributed by Jerry Bass

    1. Jerry,
      Regardless of whether it was the one you “heard about but never experienced”, or something else, it was God’s will that it would turn out that everything was perfectly normal, and we can praise God for that.
      Thanks for sharing your story!

  4. “If we have the love of Christ in our hearts, but we don’t show it to others, we are but stained glass windows in the dark.”
    George Herbert Walker Bush

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