Life is a Gift

Bursting with joy, I told the 7th graders I was teaching about our healthy newborn grandson. I told them life is a gift we should not take for granted; that our oldest daughter delivered two stillborn babies this year.

A student told me, “My great grandmother was pregnant 20 times. Two of her children lived.”

Give thanks to God for every life.

P.S. I am especially thankful for our sweet new grandson.

How God Showed Our Granddaughters that He Answers Prayer

We tell our grandchildren that God answers prayer. God showed them He does.

Three granddaughters and their parents left our apartment right on schedule. The elevator came. We got on. The door shut. The elevator didn’t move. The door wouldn’t open. We pushed the help button.

Grandpa said, “Let’s all pray, ‘Father, we need your help.'” The elevator moved. When it stopped, the door opened. We made it outside before their Uber ride to the airport arrived. We thanked God!

God used an elevator emergency to show our granddaughters that He answers prayer.

May we never forget.

For Friends Who Suffer

Three times Paul begged the Lord to take the tormenting thorn away (from 2 Corinthians 12:8).”

Can you see yourself doing the same thing? Pleading, begging for release from sorrow or suffering. Can you see God bending down to listen? Can you hear him saying to you, “My grace is all you need. My grace is sufficient for you. My grace is enough. My power works best in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT, ESV, MSG).”