Monday, December 13, 2010

Things happen in God's time, not ours.

I have always heard that and I believe it to be true, but after 42 years of praying for Joe, I was beginning to think this was a prayer that was destined to be answered in the negative. Was I ever happily surprised on Friday afternoon when I found out that prayer was answered. When I got home Joe was here, of course, and he seemed kind of different in a good sort of way. Anyway, he told me he wa going to tell me something, but I COULD NOT tell anybody else. He said that over several times. I could not even begin to imagine what he was going to say next. And when he did tell me, I almost fell into his arms. He told me that he was going to have George, our minister, baptize him this week. I have loved this man for a long time and he has never told me anything that made me love him more than those words. Well, today at 11:00 AM the deed was done. Joe is a private person, so he chose to go this route. He only wanted one other couple to be there and that was the couple that basically were the first (outside of me) to ask him to attend church. I am sure the angels in heaven are still rejoicing. I am and will forever more.

This is a short post, but I can think of nothing else to even begin to compare. Praise to God our Father for His grace, mercy and love.



Oh Ms Marty that is the most wonderful news and what a great Christmas gift...seeing a prayer answered in such an awesome way. Our God is indeed amazing. Give your Joe a big hug for me and tell him welcome to the family....Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Trina said...

I can't imagine what you were thinking when Dad kept telling you NOT TO TELL. I always felt that a private baptism would be the way it happened.

I have been so happy since you told me the wonderful news, and I have thanked God over and over!

HEY! It JUST occured to me that YOU KNEW THIS on Saturday and you didn't even tell me!!! You are good. LOL

Love you both very, very much!