This week I had the privilege to travel a couple hours by car with a man I’ll refer to as “Patrick” who is a new friend. In the journey we had some cordial personal banter, then great business dialogue, then God revealed himself in glorious fashion.
As we neared the end of the ride, Patrick shared that he has a daughter who was conceived with help from In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). There were evidently some difficulties in becoming pregnant, but a few years later he and his wife were hoping to become pregnant once again. Except the timing wasn’t good; IVF is very expensive and Patrick’s mother had become ill with cancer.
Unfortunately, Patrick eventually lost his mother to cancer, however on the weekend of her death, Patrick’s wife shared that she was pregnant once again. This time, no help from IVF. Patrick praised God for this miracle and was such a joyful man, I couldn’t help but feel overjoyed and praised God for what he had done. I praised God for the opportunity to meet Patrick, for people who share their story and give God the glory. How refreshing!
Would you join me in saying a prayer for Patrick and his growing family?
What story can you share with someone today as to how God has changed your life?
18-21 Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought. Even though it has only lately—at the end of the ages—become public knowledge, God always knew he was going to do this for you. It’s because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead and glorified, that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God. (1 Peter 1:18-21 – MSG)