Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Only God Can...

Let me just start by saying that I feel so very blessed to have been a part of a God-story today... a grace-gift, for sure! (#832)

I still have goosebumps just thinking about it. It is truly one of those narratives that only God can put together! So. Very. Cool.

Here is the story, it is God's story...

Earlier this week I blogged about two boys, Jhon and Julius, who are part of a Compassion project located in the same city where our Compassion child lives. These two boys have remained unsponsored for over one year!

Because our family is travelling to this very city next week to meet our own Compassion child, these two boys were assigned to me (as a Volunteer Advocate) so that I can find sponsors for them. The hope is that sponsors can be found for them so that we can tell them the good news when we visit.

When I woke up this morning, I was honestly resigned to the fact that these boys will remain unsponsored. After all, we leave for our trip tomorrow!

Well, God had other plans!

As it says in Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV), "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

Let me just say that by noon-time today, via a phone call from a dear friend and with my sister contacting me on Facebook, Jhon and Julius were both sponsored. Just. Like. That.

God blew my mind away!

As if that wasn't enough to tickle me pink, read these words that my friend (the one who sponsored Jhon) wrote as a Facebook note earlier tonight... {Make sure you have some tissue ready... you'll need them!}
God's Hand In Things
So, I had an awesome God moment today. It's something I'd like to share cause it needs to be told.
My dear friend, Aimee, is traveling to the Philippines tomorrow & will have the opportunity to meet her sponsor child through Compassion Canada. On her blog she mentioned that she would also have the opportunity to meet 2 little boys (in the same city as her sponsor girl). They have waited a year for a sponsor & she thought how great it'd be to be able to tell them in person that they now have a sponsor.
I decided just to call Aimee to say goodbye & wish her a great trip. She mentioned to me that she was still trying to find sponsors & that was the end of our call.
God spoke to me at that time & told me it was time to take on another sponsor child (we have 2 others). I looked at the profiles for the 2 boys & chose Jhon, 9 yrs old, born on Apr 15, 2002. I then went to Walmart to buy a few items for Aimee to bring to him - along with some family pictures & the surprise that he now has a sponsor family. At that moment, Aimee emailed me and asked, "wasn't April 15, 2002 the due date of the baby that you lost?" Indeed it was! My eyes flooded with tears & I could barely see as I responded to Aimee's message. Exact due date of the baby I never met.

God had matched us with Jhon in a very personal & special way. I don't believe it was a coincidence. God has given me a reason to celebrate on a date that was a reminder of someone not born. He replaced my sadness with joy - to be able to help a little boy in a far away country to get an education, have clothing, food & shelter, get medical attention etc etc etc. He has given me the chance to make a difference in his life, to give HOPE, GOD'S HOPE!
Praise the Lord, HE is sooooo awesome!
Isn't God something else? He weaves our stories, all things... and makes them all good, turning our mourning into dancing, our sadness into joy.

What a truly awesome God we serve!

Today's story reminded me of a song that I love --- A Thousand Things by Christa Wells. Here's a video of it...

Please pause the Playlist on the sidebar of this blog as you watch this video.

A thousand things are happening in this one thing.
Like a thousand fields nourished by a single drop of rain.
So honey, wrap yourself in promise while you wait the morning light.
A thousand things are happening tonight.
A thousand miracles you’ll have to wait and see.
Nine years ago, my dear friend lost her baby... I still remember the sadness of that day! Today, God made her part of a miracle... a day I will now always remember with joy and thankfulness! A thousand miracles... you'll have to wait and see!

Unwrapping more of His love in this world.
Act justly.  Love mercy.  Walk humbly with God!


  1. There is only one word to describe your post today.... WOW!!!

  2. WOW! God is amazing. Praying for your trip - have a wonderful time. I can't wait to hear about it.

    (my word verification is bless - how appropriate)

  3. Praise God! He couldn't have answered in any better way then Jhon to have this special sponsor! I am thrilled with God awesomeness! God bless you on your trip with a purpose. Please greet those in Cebu we know.

  4. Yep, I need that tissue! God is so good!! Praying for you as you travel. Have a wonderful time and stay safe!

    Blessings and hugs!