An e-mail came from my writer friend Ed, “I’m sure somewhere in my heart of darkness I’m a little bit of a Christian. Well . . . might be. I’ll look around, check the basement and the attic of my heart, there might be a little faith somewhere.”
You need to understand that Ed is quite the cynic, so I didn’t feel I should immediately reply. I prayed instead.
A few weeks later he was at the writers’ group we attend. He sat down at our table. Jane asked him, “How’s it going?”
Ed rolled his eyes, “You don’t want to know!”
But when bad things pile up, most people want to tell someone just to get it off their chests. So Ed opened up to us.
The IRS had just informed him that he owes a large sum of money for something a few years back, money he didn’t have now. Besides that, their air conditioning unit went out. It gets to be over 113 degrees here and it’s nearly impossible to work in that kind of heat. He told us the A/C unit was an old one and the company he called was looking for a particular part that wasn’t made anymore. They told him if they couldn’t find it he’d have to get a new unit which would cost somewhere around $6000! Ed was devastated and didn’t know what to do.
I told him we’d pray.
God had compassion for this man who thought his heart was dark and all he had was maybe just “a little faith.”
The next day after the writers’ meeting, Jane called Ed on an entirely different matter but he was so excited he had to tell her what happened.
“You prayed and it got answered in a half an hour! The part they couldn’t find anywhere, well they showed up with it today, telling me it would cost around $800 to $900 to put it in. When they came down from the roof, they said it went in so fast it was only going to be $130! In the same half hour my 90 year old mother called and said, ‘Heck, I’ll pay the IRS—the whole thing. Let’s get it off of you!’ You guys said you were going to pray and your prayers were answered. It’s a miracle! Our heads are spinning!”
God has compassion for all people who are in a hard place, people who don’t even really know if they believe in Him or not. Just the fact that the man expressed that he might be a little bit of a Christian was enough for the Lord Jesus to work His compassion in Jane and me to earnestly pray for this man and his wife. Strong compassion comes from the love of God in us. And I’m so thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ for allowing us to be messengers of His love and miracles.
In the next couple weeks I’ll be getting out some new sample books. Look for them on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=aps&keywords=WINGS%20Carolyn%20molica&linkCode=ur2&tag=jmbcsds-20&linkId=XQMVLVZYNBLYAGEM