My husband's mother had cancer and was in the hospital. Several relatives from out-of-town stopped by our home one particular day, while in town to see her.
I was a young mother of two, and it was supper time. In my heart I wanted to provide a nice meal for them, but all I had was a package of 5-6 pork chops, and no money to buy more. I felt like I was in a dilemma that only God knew how to solve.
I took the two children for a walk up and down the sidewalk; back and forth we went. And as we walked, I prayed a prayer from my heart, “Father, I don’t know what to do. I want to feed these people but I don’t have enough meat. I remember in your Word that you fed five thousand with five barley loaves and two small fish, with food left over. I am asking you to work a miracle and multiply my pork chops just like you did with the bread and fish, in Jesus’ name, Amen.” With my faith renewed, I decided to try and forget about a situation that I had no control of. I went back inside and started supper.
At the end of the day, after everyone had left, I sat down and counted the number of people who had eaten supper at our home. Thirteen people had enjoyed a pork chop, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green beans. I counted the names again, and came up with the same amount.
A sense of awe began to sweep over me as I realized my prayer had been answered! The God of the Bible was alive and well in 1969! He was as true to his word as he was when the disciples walked this earth! I felt very loved by my heavenly Father each time I thought about what he had done, just for me.
I have never forgotten this miracle that my Father worked for me when I was just twenty-three years old. After all these years, (I'm now sixty-four,)I can look back and see that He was laying a foundation of faith and trust in my life, one miracle at a time. Or should I say...one pork chop at a time!
The God of the Bible is still alive and well-able to perform miracles for those who believe, in 2009!
Today I was inspired to write this article after reading, “There is Something Magic About Sharing”, by our good friend and brother, Daniel Owino Ogweno. Thank you, Daniel for your wonderful stories of faith.
"Everything is possible for him who believes." Mark 9:23
Barbara Thompson Young
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