Sunday, August 05, 2007

Miracles Have Not Ceased!

This is a very special post about my friend, Angela. We went on a mini-vacation this week. Just she and I. I know that sounds incredulous, seeing as to how I am all about my family, but it was not an ordinary excursion. It was a mission. A mission I am honored to say that I was involved in. I will explain more later.


This is Angela on our starting journey. She looks a little apprehensive, but I think she is trying to contain her excitement, after all, it has been 8 long years.


We had packed our suitcases with a week's worth of wear even though we were only staying one night. I try not to take all those clothes, but you ladies know how it is. Whatever we leave at home is going to be THE outfit we want to wear. So, in living life with as few regrets as possible, I take as much as I can. *smile*

We left early in the morning and decided to stop at Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Didn't see that coming, did ya? We were so caught up in conversation that we stayed there until almost lunch. Isn't it wonderful to be able to converse with someone about the goodness of the Lord? He is always worthy to be praised!

We finally paid our check and got back into the car to proceed. As we pulled out of the Cracker Barrel parking lot I saw a Wal-Mart with the fuel station. Imagine my surprise to find gas for $2.69. Now that is the cheapest I have seen for awhile so I did what any other American stressing over gasoline prices would do. I pulled right in and filled up the tank to the maximum. Ugh.....If only I would have had a spare tank...... Oh well, praise God for what I did get!

After arriving at our reserved motel, we discovered the room had only one bed. This was not going to work for us. To make matters worse this was the Only available room. Disappointed we were, but not depressed. We decided to call a few other places in the area and hope for a vacancy. I called several places, but things were not looking too good. We decided to not let this deter us and journeyed on.

I felt peace about the situation and knew that we would get another room.....someplace. So after leaving this particular town we went into the next one and practiced a little therapy.


Feeling much better after some hands on shopping we were ready to ride again! We still had to accomplish the #1 reason we were here. Angela's anticipation had been building for sometime and I didn't want to prolong her long awaited moment.



Then, finally she was here.....our appointed destination. Can you guess where it is?




Beautiful scenery, just beautiful.
Now, you are probably wondering what's so special about this beach scene since I have posted so many previously. Well, I am getting to that............



You see, my friend Angela use to be in one of these.........









Through God's wonderful grace and mercy she is now out of it! Praise God! She has been out of the chair for a few months. One of her greatest desires was to be able to
do this........
















walk on the beach again.....something I take for granted......everyday!



So she walked.........


and walked........




and walked........




in silence........




to every one's ears.......




but not to God's!





Others may say that God doesn't do miracles today or healing isn't for everyone. Don't believe them. He is not dead! He is alive!

Call upon Him and He will answer you!


16 comments:

Marilee said...

Wow that is such a powerful story!!! I am truly moved by the awesomeness of our Lord!!!!!

What a huge blessing it was for you to be part of such a miracle and answered prayer!

And I'm so thankful you blessed us with sharing in your joy!

MUCH LOVE, Marilee

Lady of Value said...

Praise God for His healing of your friend!! Wow! I'm so glad you were able to take part of something she has longed to do for so long!!

Melanie said...

What a beautiful story! How great that we serve a healing God!

Sharon said...

I got the Holy goose bumps reading this!!! Praise God!!!!! This proves He still heals and hears our sincere prayers!!

sara said...

sobbing and smiling.

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

W-O-W! Awesome! What an honor and priviledge to be part of that! Fantastic!

Unashamed said...

Oh Debbie. This made me cry with joy. What an amazing testimony. I'm speechless...

Denise said...

God is so awesome, and amazing. Praising God for healing your friend.

Marilee said...

Just stopping by to say Goodmorning!!!

Love you!
Marilee

ComfyDenim said...

They definitely have not stopped!
What a fantastic story!

Lisa said...

Wonderful, wonderful story, Debbie! I'm so glad that you shared it with us! Congrats on your Blogger Awards! You deserve them!!
Hugs,
Lisa :-)

ComfyDenim said...

I wanted you to know that I've enjoyed your visits to the Laundry Pile. I'm just terribly sorry that I'm so far behind in letting you know that. I've enjoyed your comments very much!! I hope to see you around.

eph2810 said...

Oh, Debbie - there are no words for this...really there are none - except maybe - PTL!!!!!
That is awesome that you took your friend to the beach and she was able to walk in the sand :)

Thank you so much for sharing this precious getaway.

Blessings to you and yours; and a very huge hug to Angela.

Dapoppins said...

What a praise worthy moment. I am awed.

God is good.

eph2810 said...

Did you change your header too? I didn't it noticed last time...

Have a blessed weekend, my friend.

Becky said...

Debbie I don't know how I found your blog ... Kelli's maybe?? Anyway, I LOVED this wonderful testimony of God's unyielding love for His own. Oh, my! I cried. I hope your friend is running soon :)