Thursday, April 24, 2008

Another call...

I received a phone call also...TODAY...2008

from my son Charlie

He is in Iraq at this present time serving with our armed forces and surprised me with a phone call! I was totally unprepared for this call also ...and tried my best to keep my composure, given I had just read some of my readers comments from the precious post.

He was so excited to tell me of the good things the LORD was doing for him already. Another soldier saw him reading his Bible and said that he too was a Christian. He had also gone into a chapel on his initial arrival to his destination and there he found Bibles with his home church's name in the USA stamped inside. He said it was a little touch of home..so far away.

I'm so thankful for the little things that God brings our way to show he cares..to show us he is indeed with us and knows us.

Please pray for him while he is away from his family. He has 3 living children..and also..yes, he too has one with the LORD. His girls are twins and one son, named Stephen.

This touched my heart deeply today...such timing...

Thank you Lord.


I also read in a devotional this morning...

I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us... Isaiah 63:7a

The devotion stated:

Forget not what thy God has done for thee; turn over the book of thy remembrance, and consider the days of old.

Go back, then a little way to the choice mercies of yesterday...

8 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

I know that we should expect these kinds of wonderful things from the Lord, but I am always amazed by his loving kindness and his perfect timing!
I have been, and will continue to pray for Charlie and his family. I have been praying especially that he would find fellow Christians there, and for open opportunities to witness. It's so good to see prayers answered!
What a blessing that call was for you today!!

Deborah said...

Our God works in such wondrous ways!

HOPE said...

Amen...

Thank you both for your blessing my life by visiting!

Velvia said...

Hi Hope!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I will certainly be praying for your son. I am so grateful for the sacrifice he and your family are making to keep our country safe! We are so blessed to have men like your son who are so brave!

It's late here tonight, so I'll stop back by to visit when I have more time. I am looking forward to getting to know you!
Love, Velvia

Deborah said...

Thank YOU for sharing your story! Thankyou too, for visiting my place.

HOPE said...

Thanks for visiting Velvia...looking forward to more visits..

I'm taking a temp break from posting but will continue my story May 5th.

Heather said...

Oh, I will be praying for you, your son and his family. What a blessing for him to be surrounded in prayer-but you need to be lifted up as well in all this. I can't imagine all the mixed feelings that must go along with this deployment, from a mother's perspective. Please tell him thank you for me, we are big fans of heroes around here :)! (((hug)))

Daughter of the King said...

Thinking of you today.
Deby