I received this one twice today from friends...I felt compelled to share with all of you...Hugs from Smiles here :)
I know you guys do too. Merry Christmas to all and don
t let the season and the b.s. drag you down. Keep smiling, you may make someones day..
Psalm 55:22 --- you really need to read this.
"Friends are God's way of taking care of us."
This was written by a Hospice of Metro Denver physician
I just had one of the most amazing experiences of my life, and
wanted to share it with my family and dearest friends:
I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in
traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the car started to choke and splutter and
die - I barely managed to coast, cursing, into a gas station, glad only
that I would not be blocking traffic and would have a somewhat warm spot
to wait for the tow truck. It wouldn't even turn over. Before I
could make the call, I saw a woman walking out of the "quickie mart"
building, and it looked like she slipped on some ice and fell into a Gas
pump, so I got out to see if she was okay.
When I got there, it looked more like she had been overcome by
sobs than that she had fallen; she was a young woman who looked really
haggard with dark circles under her eyes She dropped something as I
helped her up, and I picked it up to give it to her. It was a nickel.
At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying
woman, the ancient Suburban crammed full of stuff with 3 kids in the back (1
in a car seat), and the gas pump reading $4.95.
I asked her if she was okay and if she needed help, and she just
kept saying "I don't want my kids to see me crying," so we stood on
the other side of the pump from her car. She said she was driving to
California and that things were very hard for her right now. So I
asked, "And you were praying?" That made her back away from me a little, but I
assured her I was not a crazy person and said, "He heard you, and He sent
I took out my card and swiped it through the card reader on the
pump so she could fill up her car completely, and while it was fueling,
walked to the next door McDonald's and bought 2 big bags of food, some
gift certificates for more, and a big cup of coffee. She gave the food
to the kids in the car, who attacked it like wolves, and we stood by the
pump eating fries and talking a little.
She told me her name, and that she lived in Kansas City. Her
boyfriend left 2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet.
She knew she wouldn't have money to pay rent Jan 1, and finally in desperation had finally called her parents, with whom she had not spoken in about 5 years. They lived in
California and said she could come live with them and try to get on her feet
So she packed up everything she owned in the car She told the
kids they were going to California for Christmas, but not that they
were going to live there.
I gave her my gloves, a little hug and said a quick prayer with
her for safety on the road. As I was walking over to my car, she
said, "So, are you like an angel or something?"
This definitely made me cry. I said, "Sweetie, at this time of
year angels are really busy, so sometimes God uses regular people."
It was so incredible to be a part of someone else's miracle. And
of course, you guessed it, when I got in my car it started right
away and got me home with no problem. I'll put it in the shop tomorrow to
check, but I suspect the mechanic won't find anything wrong.
Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the
flutter of their wings..
Psalms 55:22 "Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain
He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved."
My instructions were to pick four people that I wanted God to
bless,especially for the months in 2005-2006, and I picked you.
Please pass this to four people you want to be blessed and a copy
back to me.
This prayer is powerful and prayer is one of the best gifts we
receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray
for one another.
Here is the prayer:
"Father, I ask You to bless my children, grandchildren, friends,
relatives and e-m ail buddies reading this right now. Show them a
new revelation of your love and power. I ask You to minister to their
spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your
peace and mercy. Where there is self doubt, release a renewed
I know I picked more than four and you can, too.
Being blessed is GOOD...being HIGHLY FAVORED is best! Don't