This past Friday, at 7 pm my niece who lives in Coal Valley, IL contacts me and asked if I could send her money through Walmart. Her husband lost his job and they had no money. She is pregnant and due on December 25th, they have two daughters ages 2 and 5. They ran out of food and not eaten since Thursday. After talking with her I called her dad, my brother, and he tells me they have no furniture in their living room, no kitchen table and chairs or a Christmas tree. I sent her $50.00 so they can eat right away. I contacted my good friend Dawn. I tell her the story. She donated a card table with 4 folding chairs, a ham, beef roast, can goods and $100.00. Dawn has never met my niece. (In fact, the last time I saw my niece she was 3 years old. She is now 27. We had reconnected after all this time.) I then look online for free furniture. At 9:00 at night I go to pick up a free couch from a family I have never met before. I briefly tell them my nieces story and they gave me two gaming chairs for the girls, a pack n play, stroller and a portable swing for the baby. They tell me if my niece needs anything else to contact them again and they will help out in anyway. I loaded my van with everything that was donated by these two incredible families along with food, a Christmas tree and a recliner that I donated. It is absolutely incredible that these two families who never met my niece wanted to help her and her family. We truly are blessed!
What if we dared to believe that Jesus is still tending to broken hearts and lives? What if we dared to believe that miracles still happen in our day?