So, I have been walking on this journey for 67 years, and I became a different man when I met Jesus when I was 17, nearly 18. And in no time BAM! He called me into ministry shortly thereafter. Since that time, my life has been one of challenges, what TLOML and I call adventures and even miracles. Here is the story of one miracle that became three:
TLOML married me at a very early age. I think I was 20 years old when we were engaged, and then married shortly before I turned 21. So, my beloved was about 20 as well. Anyway, we wanted to start our family early and as soon as possible. Months past and no child seemed to be anywhere near our future. After a year of trying, we were told that we probably could not have children, and even if we could, TLOML would not be able to carry the child to full term. Now that was not in our plans.
So, we began to pray, and one day, while praying, I said to God, “Lord, if you did it for Abraham, why not do this for us?” I was thinking about how God gave Abraham and Sarah a son. I know the miracle wouldn’t be as big as Abe’s and Sarah’s because they were punching 100 years old fairly hard. We were in our early twenties, and that was in our favor; yet, we still didn’t have a child on the way. Now, I don’t really believe in Bible roulette. You know what I mean? Bible roulette is where people talk to God, open their Bible, and put a finger on the verse, and the verse jumps out with just the right answer to the prayer; nevertheless something wonderful happened after I prayed. I did open the Bible and look, and 1 Timothy 2:15 said to me …
” She will be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness, with sobriety.”
Guess what happened, in a very little while, TLOML became pregnant, and nine months later we had a little girl. A MIRACLE! Eight years later we had a little boy! Then three years later we had another little girl! Yup we had three grand events of little human beings, OUR CHILDREN, discovering America over a period of time.
Now I do not know about you, but when I hear of a couple being told that they wouldn’t or couldn’t have children, and yet they had THREE, then something supernatural is at play. Or as I like to say, a trifecta of miracles was experienced in a glorious way. THANK YOU JESUS!
Oh! By the way … I do believe in miracles.