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{NICU: Day 10}

Another uneventful day. We like these kind 🙂 Everyone is so impressed with how well he is doing. Keep the prayers coming – we want things to continue this direction! The only real “news” of the day is that his feeding tube has been moved to his nose – yay for a free mouth! Much easier to see all the smiles he keeps showing off!

This is not at all how we thought we’d spend our first baby’s first Easter, but this is a pretty darn good place to be.

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“God Sold the Cattle”

I heard this story on the radio yesterday morning, and I couldn’t help but share.

 

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Shortly after Dallas Theological Seminary was founded in 1924, it almost folded. It came to the point of bankruptcy. All the creditors were ready to foreclose at twelve noon on a particular day. That morning, the founders of the school met in the president’s office (Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer) to pray that God would provide. In that prayer meeting was Harry Ironside. When it was his turn to pray, he said in his refreshingly candid way, “Lord we know that the cattle on a thousand hills are Thine. Please sell some of them and send us the money.”

Just about that time, a tall Texan in boots and an open-collar shirt strolled into the business office. “Howdy!” he said to the secretary. “I just sold two carloads of cattle over in Fort Worth. I’ve been trying to make a business deal go through, but it just won’t work. I feel God wants me to give this money to the seminary. I don’t know if you need it or not, but here’s the check,” and he handed it over.

The secretary took the check and, knowing something of the critical nature of the hour, went to the door of the prayer meeting and timidly tapped. Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer, the founder and president of the school, answered the door and took the check from her hand. When he looked at the amount, it was for the exact sum of the debt. Then he recognized the name on the check as that of the cattleman. Turning to Dr. Ironside, he said, Harry, God sold the cattle.”

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Friends, God provides. Always. It may not always be as clear as an exact answer to a humorous prayer. But He provides in His way and in His time. That’s all I’ll leave you with today. Go look for all the little ways God is providing for you today!