Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Christmas Miracle-Part 2

So now here we are on December 20th. I have had my epiphany and I'm headed to work at the station. I still am trying to process all that had just happened, but I was excited to go to work. I love Christmas music and so in between my breaks I would listen to new songs I hadn't heard before. This particular day one stood out to me from MercyMe entitled "Joseph's Lullaby".



In a studio at 106.9 the Light, Christmas came to me. In a moment I was reminded in the most meaningful way that Emmanuel came as a baby. A smelly, dirty, helpless baby and he had a Daddy who simply wanted the best for him. Joseph wanted his son to rest and be comfortable. God limited himself in the form of an infant. He loved ME enough to be FULLY GOD AND FULLY MAN. I don't claim to understand it, but I felt it..all the mystery, majesty and glory of Emmanuel in that moment, in that studio. It was a miracle. Two in one day...WOW! I'm a blessed woman.

Oh then there's the other REALLY cool stuff like a pair of shoes that I prayed for being given to me by a woman who didn't even know I needed shoes. She just felt impressed to buy me a pair. I specifically prayed for a black pair of dress shoes. How cool is that? Then there was a surprise check for $200 from an anonymous giver at our church. Also God provided the way for us to get gifts for all the children, and we shared Christmas dinner with some very dear friends of ours. How could I forget the children's Christmas musical that ALL three of my children participated in and did an AMAZING job. This was truly a Christmas of miracles. JoyAnn needed a coat. I told a friend of mine who owns an ebay based business. She sent a coat to JoyAnn via her husband at a church meeting. My mother had found a coat on sale at Wal-Mart for $10 and then there is the "angel" coat, This one was delivered to our front porch by a woman I've NEVER seen before. She said are you JoyAnn I said "no, but she is". My baby girl opened up a BRAND NEW winter coat from her "angel". She said it came to her from her Nannie who is in heaven. 3 days, 3 coats. One is big enough for her to wear this year AND next. I was reminded over, and over, and over of Emmanuel's presence. I pray I carry this miracle with me in my heart EVERY day this year.

3 comments:

Wendy said...

That is so awesome how God answered your prayers! Thank you so much for your encouragement and your love!! I honestly hope that we can get together soon and just chat. You have truly blessed me! Thanks for just "being" you!! Love ya!

Millie said...

Isn't it amazing how God takes us to the very edge sometimes just to remind us...and isn't it amazing how He brings us back with just the right act at just the right moment to remind us...If He never took us to either place....what a mess! :)

Janelle said...

I am grateful for the places He has taken me Millie. It is going to be an incredible year.

Wendy, I will try and contact you THIS week for a time to "chat". I love you both and thanks for your encouragement.