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God’s Love Notes

I want to tell you a Christmas story, one that took place 36,000 feet above ground. The long flight from Amsterdam to Atlanta.
During the 10 hours flight you just got to get up and walk a bit in that overcrowded plane or your legs will cramp up.
I got to talk to one lady who was sitting in the middle isle, a very young lady with two small children ages 3 and 5. Their names I won’t forget, River and Journey, both named after stories of the Word. The young lady’s name is Bethany.


You know what is interesting, you know when you have a believing soul sister on board. I have never met Bethany before, but we immediately started talking about our Lord. She told me about their mission work in China and that she is travelling back from Tanzania. She had to get away, to help her 5 year old cope. You see, Bethany, with tears in her eyes, talked about her husband-man as he had died only 8 weeks ago. She misses him so very much and now a single mom of two beautiful small children.


My heart was so heavy for her and what do you say to a beautiful soul so young and no husband-man by her side.


I leaned over to her seat while standing in the isle and we just hugged and I prayed. Praying and hugging, loving and caring 36,000 feet over the wild raging ocean.
Her tears were flowing and His peace came over us.


Bethany was so grateful, took off her necklace she just got in Tanzania and gave it to me. "Oh no, I can’t take it", I replied. But she insisted and I cherished it and took it carefully back to my seat.


She told me to look up Psalm 46:4-5 which her daughter River was named after.


As we landed I waited til most of the passengers have exited to give her a gift to remember this moment. I gave her my bracelet that read "WJD" (What Jesus Did). Actually that bracelet is what got our conversation started.


What Jesus Did!


He gave us of Himself so we have peace with our Father and joy, and most of all hope.


Many more incredible stories happened on this plane ride from Amsterdam to Atlanta, but this one was one was the best.


Our heavenly Father knows what we need wherever we are. God will provide for His followers, not just our physical needs, but also our emotional needs.


I hope this story encourages you that you can trust our God and that He is in our business, in our mess, pain, and in our life. Whatever is going on in your life, trust in Him and believe. He is our hope and our future and He cares about YOU!


Psalm 46:4-5 (NIV)
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.


Luke 10:27a (ESV)
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’



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