God is Able to Save Our Loved Ones

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We need remember as we pray

For those we’d love to know ‘The Way’

That it is God who works each day

To draw men’s hearts until they’re saved.

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Wendy/ 2016

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God is able to save our loved ones.

Our job is to pray.

Believe.

And love.

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Recently I found myself with unexpected free time on my hands. I was supposed to visit someone who is in recovery, but he’d had a relapse in his health and wanted to stay in bed.

My heart broke as I considered how much pain this dear person was in.

I craved to fix him, to comfort him.

But I knew I was powerless—so I let go and gave the situation to God.

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My free time was soon filled with the need to drop one of my teens off at her friend’s house. Rather than planning to drive straight home afterwards, I brought my camera and stopped by a beach along the way.

At Point Holmes a young eagle stood along the shoreline I wanted to photograph.

Waves intrigue me.

And I wanted to learn how to capture them better on camera.

But instead of focusing on the waves, I focused on the bird.

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The eagle allowed me to get closer–too close.

And I grew concerned he might have an injury. He was entranced by an orange object that had been stuck on his claw at one point, but he managed to shake it free as I drew near.

But still, I wondered why he wasn’t flying away. I even spoke to him, he seemed to listen.

He trusted me.

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Another bystander also drew close to him. We both wondered about the bird’s health. If we spotted an injury, one of us would call MARS.

But as the person came around the eagle’s other side, the bird opened its wings and flew away, leaving its treasure behind.

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I found out, via a community Facebook page I share pictures on, the young eagle had stolen the dog toy out of a nearby yard (better the toy than the dog).

And you know, it got me thinking, maybe the person I’m concerned about just needs to rest for a season, gather his strength, and eventually fly off to the place God intends for him to thrive.

My job is to continue praying, speak words of hope, and give him to God.

There’s nothing the Lord can’t fix—in His time.

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“I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me;

I was found by those who did not seek me.”

Isaiah 65:1 

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God is able to save our loved ones.

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Do you have an encouraging quote or verse you’d like to share with me?

In His Time Blessings ~ Wendy   

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