Another Divine Hug

A lady  who attends a nearby church recently lost  her husband .  This  grieving widow, sobbing and clutching her husband’s  picture, cried out to God ” I  just  want him to come home!”.  She instantly felt a warm peace fill her  heart and she heard these words inside her head  :  “He is home”.  Wow! What a comforting hug!

Major

We were told we had to evacuate  our home which was surrounded with rapidly rising and turbulent  water . Rescuers  were  waiting  in a boat  in my front  yard but I  couldn’t  find my cat, Major.  He would  normally  come to my call but he was afraid  of the howling  wind  and I  looked everywhere for him to no avail.   Finally, the rescuers  could  wait  no longer and  we  had to leave my precious  cat abandoned . I was devastated ! . Two days after the storm, we were allowed back in our homes to assess the damage.  With terror in my heart I  searched  for my kitty and found him  huddled in the attic rafters, very  much alive, hungry and very happy to see me!  A major “hug” for Major and me!!

Lila…from Houston

God’s Perfect Timing

The other day I  was sort of sad and felt out of sorts.  I  felt kind of ignored  and unloved by certain members  of my family and I  am not one  to feel sorry  for myself ever. But there it was and , of course, God came to my rescue  yet again.  I  got a call  and a surprise visit from my most dearly – loved  cousin  and a warm hug from both him and also from God. Just what  I needed.

KAT

Timeless Message

I came across this hymn that was written in 1995 and someone posted it on the internet. It is so fitting for these present times, and it is somehow comforting. I consider finding a “hug”.

“Till all the jails are empty
and all the bellies filled;
till no one hurts or steals or lies,
and no more blood is spilled;
till age and race and gender
no longer separate;
till pulpit, press, and politics
are free of greed and hate:
God has work for us to do.

In tenement and mansion,
in factory, farm, and mill,
in boardroom and in billiard-hall,
in wards where time stands still
in classroom, church, and office,
in shops or on the street;
in every place where people thrive
or starve or hide or meet:
God has work for us to do.

By sitting at a bedside
to hold pale trembling hands,
by speaking for the powerless
against unjust demands,
by praying through our doing
and singing though we fear,
by trusting that the seed we sow
will bring God’s harvest near:
God has work for us to do.”

Carl P. Daw, Jr.

Mechanical Miracle

For several days my washer has been in freak mode and doing crazy thing. Dreading the upcoming major expense, I prayed about that washer last night. Today I thought I’d give it one more chance and it worked perfectly through several loads . 😄. Many would speculate about that but I have no doubt where that “hug” came from and I am so grateful.

Perfect Day

I woke  up  this  morning  to the  cheerful  songs of the birds .   The sky was a cloudless, brilliant blue and a background  for tall and lush green trees.  A gentle breeze kissed my cheeks  as I  watched  a couple squirrels  frolicking  in my yard.  Thank You , God,  for these hugs and good morning.

Linda from Sylvania writes…..

“I get hugs from above every day.

I sometimes feel them in my heart as they say.

I am a sinner undeserving of this.

I am trying to change it and not just dismiss.

Though I know in my heart, and without any doubt,

that while I’m still earthbound

I’ll keep getting hugs and feel safe ‘n’ sound and,

those hugs keep coming from all around

because GOD loves me and he gave His Son

His name is Jesus, and my only way out.”