“He has caused His wondrous works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious
and merciful. He provides food for those who fear Him;
He remembers His covenant forever. He
has shown His people the power of His works, in giving
them the inheritance of the nations.” Psalm 111:4-6
Jones, a retired pastor, and his wife had survived the ravages of Hurricane
Katrina. Like most people around them,
the hurricane destroyed nearly all of their worldly possessions, including their
home. Their daughter in Atlanta had
begged them to come to her home, but they had no money to get there. They had money in the bank, but the banks
were closed. For the time, they were penniless,
and resigned to staying in a shelter.
few days after the hurricane, Rev. Jones was given permission to return to
their home to retrieve a few belongings.
The water in the house was still knee deep. There was little left that was in good enough
condition to keep, so he grabbed the only things that appeared worth
saving: a few framed family
photographs. Back at the shelter, he
removed the damp photographs from the frames to dry. Imagine his surprise when he discovered,
tucked into the frame behind a picture of his dad, who had long since passed
away, $366 in folded bills. He did not
know who had stashed the money there, or when it had been done. But that discovery provided enough for him
and his wife to make their journey to their daughter in Atlanta. God had not forgotten them!
you know that God sees you in whatever storm He allows to come your way? You can be confident that though the storms
of life blow, God knows your anxieties, He loves you, and He cares for you!
a great day and keep moving forward!
Posted on 11/21/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under