January 3, 2012

God Answers Prayers

Here is a great (and true) story. Yes, it involves my 5 year-old granddaughter, but this will bless you too.

My daughter, son-in-law, and their kids, Katie (5) and Zachary (2) arrived at the Philadelphia airport in plenty of time to catch their flight to see us. Except that it was Christmas day and there were no parking places--anywhere. Even the illegal places were full. No one was leaving and there were many more cars behind them also looking frantically.

Time ticked by. After an hour of searching, they began to feel a bit paniced. Just then Katie, piped up from her car seat in the back, "Why don't we pray for a parking spot?" So she did. She prayed a prayer of exceeding generosity. "Please," she prayed, "let us and all the other cars find a place--all together."

A foolish prayer you think?

In desperation, Eric decided that they would have to park inside and pay four times the economy price. As they headed that way, low and behold they came across another whole and very empty parking lot with lots of spaces so the cars behind them could park all together.

Coincidence? An answered prayer? Just a wonderful story?

You decide, but they made their flight and we had a great week celebrating the generous love of God. And now, I'm ready to being a new year with renewed confidence in God's steadfast loving kindness.

Grace, Kathy

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