Kim's Prayer

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." --2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Friday, June 15, 2007

True story to share

One afternoon, while Mom and Dad were on their way to Jonesboro, they decided to stop and purchase some one cent stamps since they had not had time before leaving Benton. They stopped in a small town on the way. I'm talking Population about 75. When mom walked in, she noticed the postal clerk just starring at her. Finally, the woman remarked "you look so familiar." Well, those of you who know my Mother, know that was all she needed to go through the last 60 years of her life trying to figure out the connection.

The woman finally recognized my mother to have been the nurse that assisted the doctor's delivering her baby 28 years ago. The woman ended up needing a C-section and since there were no doctors available in this small town, a doctor had to be flown in who was qualified to perform the procedure. The woman was knocked out and my mother began praying over her.

When the woman woke up, all she saw was my Mother praying. She still remembered thinking "I know everything will be alright." Just a case of coincidence or chance? You will never convince me of this.

A letter was waiting on mom when she returned home. The woman in the Post Office wrote that before she had left for work the day she ran into my mom, she was wondering "if today would be any different than yesterday" and asking Him "do you hear my prayers? You don't even have to answer, but just let me know you hear." Only a few hours later was when my mom walked through the door of that small Post Office in the middle of nowhere.

God confirmed He hears our prayers. He showed this woman that He has been listening to her all along. We may or may not ever know how our actions will affect others, or how our prayers effect others lives. The woman told mom "you prayed for my son 28 years ago and I have now been given the privilege to pray for your daughter." I know he's listening.