How do our prayers get answered? How many times have the answers come in ways we never expected? I never get tired of seeing prayers meet answers. And this one is especially encouraging!
Prayers for Surgery
A few days ago I asked to you pray for Johnny, his family, and particularly his two year old son. In that post, I called the boy this little guy.
When Johnny notified me that an additional surgery was needed, I shared that need with you. Many prayed and several contributed to meet the need.
Last week I was in Barahona. I got to see Johnny and it was my blessing to see our prayers answered. It was like I had a front-row-center seat to watch God at work! First one person would ask me about Johnny and this little guy and then another would do the same. Before long, people were telling me they had something they wanted to give toward the surgery.
By the time I left to go to Barahona, our prayers had been answered in the way our Father very often answers. According to Ephesians 3, He is always able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we can ask or imagine. That happened in this case.
Our prayers were answered regarding the cost of the surgery. But anyone could see the costs would be greater than that. A trip to Santo Domingo would be necessary. That would mean things like travel expense, meals away from home, lodging, etc. The gifts received amounted to enough to cover all that.
It seemed appropriate to share a word of thanks. I could have done that and it would have been sincere. But I thought it might be best if I asked Johnny to share that word with you. When I asked if he would allow me to record a short message, he was eager to do it. So give the video a look and see how prayer came full circle. Our asking really is met with provision!