Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Christmas Blessing

I have not posted about this yet because I am still in a little bit of shock. This is a good kind of shock, and I just wanted to praise God before I shared what he has done in our lives.

Tuesday afternoon I got a phone call from my midwife and she needed to re-schedule my appointment. No big deal I thought babies come and appointment get moved all the time. Well while we were talking she told me that someone wanted to give one of her clients a Christmas present and pay for their birth. I heard her say that but had no clue what she was going to say next. She went on to tell me that she had told them the moms she had who were due and that this person had chosen us and wanted to pay for our birth. A complete stranger doesn't know us just wants to bless us by paying for our birth. I couldn't even talk I just cried. As I was crying and trying to gain composure she went on to tell me that the rest of my transportation fees would also be taken care of. At this point I felt so overwhelmed that I couldn't even talk. I told my midwife thank you but I was crying so hard I'm not sure she could understand me. But I knew she understood, because she too is a woman of God, and we both knew this was God using another person to do His work.

Part of what is so neat about this story is just about two weeks ago my hubby's car really started acting up. We know we have an oil leak so until we can get a new car we are putting oil in it every other week to keep us going. I got a little nervous through all of this because I knew we still had to pay for the birth, which was going to come out of taxes. Well guess what God knew exactly what we needed before we even asked. As I write this I still can't believe how miraculous this blessing was. No one knew anything about hubby's car and no one knew what we needed but the Lord.

When I shared this with my mom the first thing she said," Was how can someone believe there is no God." There is a God, the one true God who loves and cares for His people. We are so blessed to have a saviour who came and took our place so we could spend eternity with our Heavenly Father. I pray this Holiday Season we all remember that this birth was the birth that brought us our salvation, and what a precious and priceless gift that is. If you don't know Jesus I pray you will have that burning desire to know Him and love Him just as I do. I have never regretted the decision to have Him as Lord of my life.

Merry CHRISTmas Everyone.


Karen said...

What a beautiful surprise and evidence of how God uses people to confirm that He never sleeps and loves you! What a wonderful early Christmas gift! Now just relax and get ready for that little miracle to arrive=)!
Rejoicing with you, Susan!

Karen said...

Praise God! What an Amazing Blessing, and a Wonderful Gift!

Merry Christmas Susan!

Anonymous said...

Oh Susan,
What a neat story of Gods hand...I just started crying I was so happy for you but also to see and hear about Gods hand/work....

Number One Elm Lane said...

didn't know you were married to a woman :o)

Nana C said...

oh wow...I saw the typo too...but well it made me laugh...and the post brought the now after supper I will go on to post tonight........miss you all love to all the Jensens.....

Krystyn said...

What a wonderful blessing, indeed.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! I, too, have tears and it's not even my birth or my money! What a huge blessing!