Thursday, June 3, 2010

Divine Intervention

This morning on WBZ TV was a story about a family being saved by an angel. They were outside looking at an approaching storm, commenting on the sky, when the thought/urge to go inside, (exactly at that moment) came. Once inside, they heard a large noise and the earth shook like an earthquake.

A tree had landed on their house. Piercing the roof, and crashing right where the family had been.

"When the family thinks about what made them move just in the nick of time, they point to a shrine in their home, with candles around pictures of their infant that died of meningitis last year. 'I feel that it was him that gave me that thought that it's time to just go inside and leave this place and go inside just for whatever reason,'" said the Dad.

This story reinforced the line of thought I was meditating on this morning. You have to read Luke 7:11-17, to see what I'm talking about.

This is the story of Jesus raising the widow's son, from the dead. Now, of course I'm impressed that Jesus raises people from death. But He does that. What I focused on was the fact that the widow never asked Jesus to do that.

Well, does she? Read Luke 7: 11-17, again.

The widow doesn't ask Jesus to intervene, but He choses to do so. Can you think of times when Jesus has intervened in your life, to help you? Read the story of the family in Revere where Jesus intervened.

How about thanking God and throwing in a few praises, too?

Deo Gratias.

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