Friday, July 23, 2010

Look What the Lord Has Done


 If you think the car looks bad, you should have seen he elk.
Our son, who was driving, did not have a single scratch on him.
Bless the Lord.
The psalmist says that the Lord daily loads us with benefits.
(Ps.68:19)
The fact that John was unhurt is surely one HUGE benefit! 
Sure, the car is totaled, but the Lord protected our son,
when he obviously should have been hurt severely. 


 Several years ago my husband was reading the book of Joshua,
and was struck by the idea of remembering 
 what the Lord has done
by setting up stones of remeberance to testify to the children,
and their children 
of God's handwriting on our life.

"And take up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder..that this may be a sign to you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, what do these stones signify? Then you will answer them, that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over the Jordan...That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty:  that you would fear the LORD your God forever."  Joshua 1:6,7,24

We began a tradition of writing amazing Providences and answers to prayer upon rocks, 
which we have kept in a large bowl in our house ever since. 
Each rock has a title and a date. 
"BAD ELK!" 4/3/10
is the title for John's rock remembering how God protected him in the wreck.
Our children know story after story of incredible things that have happened even before they were born. From time to time we retell the stories, such as New Years Day.


 

 The first rock we put in our bowl was titled after John and his birth.  
He was born emergency Csection, not breathing, with no heartbeat.
Dead. 
Quickly defibrillated and "bagged," life flowed once again through his little body.
Bless the LORD.
18 years later, we celebrate that our once dead son's life has been spared yet again. 
These are the blessings we don't ever want to take for granted, forget, or live like they never happened.
God is good, all the time.
May you take time today to remember, thank, and live in His goodness.


2 comments:

scraps of starlight said...

Waht an amazing story! So glad to see that your son was not injured.
I love the stone testimony idea. I will try that, a great way of keeping those miracles and blessings in constant memory.

Julianne said...

Isn't it amazing! So many folks we know stopped by the wrecked car the next day, recognizing it, and contacted us to find out about our son, they were all shocked that he was perfectly fine!
I hope you are blessed to keep record of God's hand in your life! At times, we have been so prolifically blessed, we made a notebook list per month. It is such an encouragement to look back on those lists, especially during discouraging times.