God's Living Truth

A Point to Ponder...

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Angel At The Bus Stop

There was still a steady rain when Amee
trudged into the shelter at the bus stop
that evening. Sitting heavily on the bench,
she stared at a muddy gutter, and wondered
when things would ever change. So much
had been wrong; she felt she was
slowly being crushed inside.

The physical therapy after the auto accident
was only supposed to be for a couple weeks.
The weeks had stretched to months, and
although she could walk now, she still fought
for balance on her steps, and the numbing
ache still robbed her of sleep most nights.

Her broken collarbone still ached too, when
it rained, like today. Her stomach growled,
and she grimaced at the thought of food. All
the medications were ruining her appetite.
She was so tired of being sick. So tired of
being tired. Amee sat lost in thought, as
the rain dripped steadily off the awning.

Suddenly, Amee was aware of white service
shoes in front of her line of vision.
Startled, she followed the sturdy uniform-clad
legs up to see pudgy tan hands clasped
around an ample waist within a bright
blue scrub shirt.  She looked up into a pair
of crinkled-rimmed kind brown eyes, and
realized a woman was speaking to her.

"Ya all right, honey?" she was saying.

Without warning, Amee burst into tears. In
seconds, the woman had stepped close, and
pulled Amee's head to her ample bosom,
and held her quietly close. The moment
passed, and Amee  straightened up, apologizing
profusely through her tears.

"Stop Amee," said the soft voice. "God knows
when we're drowning, and need His touch.
The sun will come out again for you." Gently
she kissed Amee's forehead, and turned to walk away.

"Wait!" cried Amee, "How did you
know my name?!"

"God knows all His children
by name, child."

As Amee blinked in astonishment, the bus
arrived, blocking her view. As she stood
up, shaking her head, the voice came again.
At the same moment as the breaking sunbeams.

In the mist steaming off the pavement, Amee
distinctly heard, "He knows you needed
to be held in His arms, for just a moment. To
hear His heartbeat. He sent me to wrap you in it today."

Let this story be a simple reminder that God is
always with you regardless of the storms of life,
and wants you to know that the sun will rise
again upon your life and overshadow every
obstacle that you had to go through.

~~~~Author Unknown~~~~

Psalm 30:1 I will extol You, O LORD,
for You have lifted me up, And have
not let my foes rejoice over me.
Psalm 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried out to You,
And You healed me.
Psalm 30:3 O LORD, You brought my soul up
from the grave; You have kept me alive,
that I should not go down to the pit.

Psalm 30:4 Sing praise to the LORD, you saints
of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
Psalm 30:5 For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for
a night, But joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried out, and the
LORD heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.
Psalm 34:7 The angel of the LORD encamps all
around those who fear Him, And delivers them.

Psalm 34:8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD
is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Psalm 34:9 Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
Psalm 34:10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.



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