The Jones Family crushed with the weight of debt, a haunting pile of bills are stacked on the grocery table, The Husband and Father of 3 laid off for months, ..nervously run his hands through his hair, His wife silently prays" "Dear God please Help"
Across town, a husband and wife .....sit on their deck talking, "I really have this heaviness for the Jones Family ....I think we need to do something" "I've felt the same thing, what do you think we should do?"reaching for his wife's hand, let's pray
two days later, Mrs Jones opening her mailbox to see another pile of bills ...carries them back to the kitchen table, doctor's bills for their son's recent illness, credit card bills mounting higher and higher but then she see's a Card from a family they barely know
Opening the Card, "Dear Jones Family, The Lord has laid your family on our heart to bless...really hope this helps and if there is anything more we can do please let us know" Looking at the check, Mrs Jones falls to her knees and begins to sob, walking into the house Mr Jones...see's his wife in tears runs to her side....."Honey it'll be ok, you'll see"....Mrs Jones looks up to her husband and smiles through her tears, "Honey it is ok, LOOK WHAT JESUS HAS DONE" taking the card and check from his wife's hand ...Mr Jones is overwhelmed....kneeling down next to his wife, hugging her so ever so tightly...."thank You Father, thank you, thank You"
A teenage girl, closes the blinds to her room and locks the door! Her Iphone is buzzing ..."they posted that pic of you" "lol, you ho, everyone is laughing at you, you should see the comments" ...she rocks back and forth..tormented with guilt and shame...takes out a bottle of pills
Alice sits needling a scarf for her grandaughter, not that she will ever wear it but it keeps busy and feeling useful, widowed but not alone....Alice talks alot to Her Heavenly Father, especially about her grandaughter and today she really feels the burden, putting the needle and yarn down ..."Father, PLEASE arise within my Jennie and set her free....set her free in Jesus Name"
Jennie sat fidgeting with the bottle in hand, tears streaming, the pain crushing down..... looking over toward her night stand ..she see's her "grammie's picture" and the scripture reference etched into the picture frame....Jeremiah 29:11 "For I Know the plans I have for you" ....Jennie feels a calm fall upon her as she looks for her bible to read what more it has to say ....it was the bible her "grammie" gave her..finding it under her bed, Jennie rushes through the pages to find the passage ...finding Jeremiah and then chapter 29 ...she is shocked to see the passage underlined with a note out to the side, "Jennie this is my prayer for you, love grammie"
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 12 In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13 If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me
Alice was rocking away in her ole rocking chair ..praying her heart out...when the phone rang .."who in the world?" ..."don't they know I'm praying"...making her way to the phone "Hello?" "GRAMMIE, It's Jennie" "Jennie!! it's so good to hear your voice" "Grammie, I just gotta tell you ...I gave my life to Jesus...He saved My life Grammie, Jesus saved My life today" Grammie looking up toward Heaven ..whispered "thank You Father"..."Now Jennie I want to hear all about it"
It's 9pm on a routine weeknight, life is flying by, ballgames, school, work, tv's, cell phones "OFF, Kid's turn everything OFF, it's time ....the family gather's for their nightly routine...."who's got anything heavy on your heart?" "Dad, their this kid in my class, can we pray for him?" "Sure son, anyone else? "Sis? 7 year old "sis" pipes up, can we pray for all the stray dog's to find a home?" "sure sis, we can do that" "anyone else?" the list begins to grow, "this kid, that co-worker, that family" The Dad opens up the bible and reads a Psalms.....The Family then bows their heads and prays.."as for me and my house we shall serve you Lord"
A City Bus Driver, cruising through his early morningy route, meditating on a passage from Sunday's Service..."I will never leave you, nor forsake you" ..."that is amazing Lord, I almost can't comprehend that" "YOU NEVER LEAVE ME" .."wow" Joy radiating from his face, each passenger an opportunity to speak into a life...Carl drives that Bus as Unto the Lord and lives each day as if it's his last, each passenger exits with a tract in hand, Carl takes delight in trying to discern which tracts to hand out to each one......
Candy had been up all night, her body aches....standing on the corner awaiting the bus, she see's the scowls and knows the scorn, it comes with the job, the bus arrives and the door opens..looking up at the driver, Carl smiling wide "goodmorning...welcome aboard, your chariot awaits" Candy skeptically says "goodmorning, with a slight chuckle" and takes her seat
Carl begins to pray "which one Lord?" Candy sits looking out to the city but not seeing a thing, her mind ridden with the cares of this life..notices the driver's lips are moving "who's he talking too?" she wonder's ...he doesn't have an ear piece, so it's not a cell phone
"Father, thank You for each one of these passengers, thank You that I have this job ..please use me for your glory"
Candy stands up to leave the bus, "miss, I want to give you this" "what is it?" "It's a special message just for you" "will you promise to read it?" Candy looked at the little booklet "You are Worth a Great Price" nod's her head and exits the bus ...
Carl, like so many times before hands out a tract that he "hopes" is doing some good ...
Candy opens the door to her appartment and is greeted by her cat...pours a strong drink preparing to drown out all of life's cares...stares at the gift from the driver and begins to read about a woman caught in adultery ..."woman where are thou accuser's? Go and Sin No More" "Dear One, if you are reading this and you are dealing with guilt and shame, do you not realize that before You were even born, Jesus had came and gave His Life, having thought You a great price?" If you want to know this Jesus ...please call upon Him today and then come and tell us this Sunday at "New Hope Church" Candy's life was never the same
....all across this Globe people were being about their Father's Business...When a Shout rang out "Come Up Here"