Friday, November 28, 2008

Moses Russell and the Ten Dollar Miracle (Part 3)

"Your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask Him!" (Matthew 6:8, Living Bible).

We thanked Moses for his help and his kindness, and then headed over the hill for Kim, Colorado. It was Friday afternoon. We settled in at the pastor's home, and spent Saturday preparing for the Sunday service at the church.

Sunday came and the church filled with God-fearing men and women from all around the area. And there in the midst of the congregation was Moses Russell.

I preached a stirring sermon, which everybody seemed to appreciate. When I concluded, the pastor stood up and said, "James and Belinda are on their way to Texas. I'd like us to collects a love offering and help them on their way." The church responded enthusiastically, and blessed us with several hundred dollars -- which far exceeded our needs, or our expectations.

At that moment I somewhat understood what the Psalmist must've felt when he wrote, "You know what I long for, Lord; You hear my every sigh." (Psalm 38:9, Living Bible). Or better yet, let me leave you with the word of Jesus Himself....

"That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn't life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to Him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

"And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

"So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need." (Matthew 6:25-33, The Living Bible).

Thank you Moses.

Thank You Jesus!


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