The Miracle of a New Friend

These drinks are each waiting for their turn to quench Brianna’s thirst—the water, the slush, and the juice! We were at McDonald’s for an evening meal. Praise God for McDonald’s! Not so much for the fast food but for the play area where kids can work off some of their energy, especially when it’s sweltering hot outside.

Here she is, taking a drink before running off to jump and play.

This is going to be a very intense week, but God had a surprise for us.

We had plans of buying groceries after our evening meal. We got in the car, and headed for Price Cutters, just across the street from McDonald’s. How we ended up at home is a mystery, almost like when Phillip was in the desert with the Ethiopian eunuch and the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took him away and he found himself in Azotus. (Read about it in Acts 8:26-40).

Brianna wanted to meet my neighbors. The neighbor on the right was sitting in his garage so we went to greet him. My friend from across the street was not home. The neighbor on the left I figured was no point in visiting. Surprise! Surprise! We saw a lady planting flowers outside. I had never seen other than a man there!

We introduced ourselves, and found out she had moved in with her brother and had a little girl, four years old. Brianna and the girl made friends at once, and now they have plans to play together all week!

Then I realized we had been headed to Price Cutters. The Lord guided us on a detour home so we could meet the little girl and Brianna could have a friend to play with during her stay with me. It was perfect timing. Had we gone to Price Cutters we would not have met the little girl. As a matter of fact, they are playing now!

I consider this a miracle. God knows how important friends are for Brianna. We had planned on inviting some other girls but found out this is Camp week, so there would be no girls to invite.

Let me tell you of another miracle. One of the men in our church told the story of his mother’s recent struggle with cancer, not only that, but in the midst of all her husband went to be with the Lord. She had pancreatic cancer and problems with her kidney; that wasn’t all, because the day her husband passed away she was having gall bladder surgery. To make a progressive story short, the bottom line is that when she had the tests done last week to see how aggressive the cancer had been, their prayers had been answered. The tumor was nowhere to be seen!

“I’m sure we’ll find it!” said the doctor. “It has to be some place!”

No need to look for it! She is happily back in the nursing home. As she walked in she left the cane with the receptionist, the cane the doctor had told her she HAD to use at all times. “Keep it!” she said. “I don’t need it anymore!”

Prayer and praise followed. One more testimony about the power of prayer!

I praise the Lord that in big and small issues he shows his loving hand. May it be a little girl who needs a friend for a week or an elderly lady needing healing for cancer, He looks down on us with his mercy.

Great are Your tender mercies,

Psalm 119:156, NKJV

About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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