Power of Prayer

One time, not too long ago, there lived a young woman named Nell. She lived with her family in a small farming town in western Texas. One day, she got her parents' blessing and she moved to the big city of Dallas. She searched for a place to stay, and she found a boarding house. The next day, she looked for a job and found one. While she was in her room at the boarding house, the landlord asked her, "Have you found a church in town yet? Because if you haven't, you should check out my church." Nell was already a Christian, and she agreed to try her landlord's church. Several months later, she knelt by her bed and prayed, "Lord, You've been so good to me. Thank You for my job; thank You for my room; thank You for my church. Lord, I pray that You will send me a Godly husband." The next day, a salesman came into the diner she worked at. He sat at the counter, and they started up a conversation. During the conversation, Nell found out that the man was a Christian. After a while of talking, the man said, "After you're done working tonight, would you like to get a bite to eat?" And she did. Ten days later, they were married and they lived happily ever after.

How could a couple stay together after knowing each other only for a week and a half? How could this be a true story? I'll tell you. If this weren't a true story, the evangelist Morris Gleiser wouldn't be here today. Yes, this is a true story. He told this story at my church last week. He said that his mother Nell is still alive, and whenever she tells this story, she can't tell it without shedding tears. I fell in love with this story when I heard it a week ago.

Think that God doesn't answer prayers? Think again. He answered the prayer of a nineteen-year-old woman for a Godly husband in a way she never could have imagined. God is the God of the impossible.

Hosea and Gomer

Once, more than 2000 years ago, there lived a prophet named Hosea. One day, God told Hosea that He wanted him to get married. God pointed out the woman and Hosea married her. Her name was Gomer. They loved each other very much, and they had a few children. But one day, Gomer decided that she didn't want to stay with her family any more. So, she moved away and became a prostitute. Her children pleaded her to come back home. One day, Hosea was in the city, and there was a slave merchant selling slaves. When Hosea looked up, his eyes saw a familiar face. It was his beloved Gomer! She was being sold. Hosea approached the merchant and bought Gomer back, saying, "Come home, my love." And they lived happily ever after.

This is a true story, and a picture of what Jesus did for us 2000 years ago when He died on the cross. We are His creation, and we wandered away from His loving hand. He bought us back with His own blood. He wants you to come back to Him. He whispering, "Come home, my love." He payed the price for our sins. Accept His gift today.


Pictures of flowers

 wysteria and peony vase
inside my wysteria plant

I took these pictures myself, with my mom's camera. In the wysteria plant, I meant to make the flower blurred.


Tuck Everlasting Movie

Last night, I watched Tuck Everlasting. It's one of my favorite love stories. But my #1 favorite of them all is Jesus dying on the cross for my sins. It's the greatest and fairest of them all.
One of the reasons Tuck Everlasting is one of my favorite movies is because it doesn't follow Disney's usual philosophy of "Follow your heart." Because, if Winnie had followed her heart, she would have spent eternity with Jesse Tuck. She did what was right.
What's wrong with Disney's "follow your heart" philosophy? Jeremiah 17:9 says it quite well: "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"


True Love

"Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a NASB.