By God's Design
Romans 8:28 says "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Much of Mom's book is based on this Scriptural truth. As life goes on, we see more and more evidence of God actively at work in our daily lives. In the past 4 weeks, Mom and my brother Scott have been living with us as their gas fireplace malfunctioned sending black soot into their four-room home. The insurance has been quick in their response, but the clean-up is taking weeks and weeks. We met the manager of the clean-up company and Mom's assigned clean-up crew on February 9th. Mom immediately gave them each a copy of her book, The Message Glorious. Jerry, the manager said he never reads, other than Scripture verses each day to get him started. He promised Mom, however, that he would try to read her story. In the weeks since, he has spoken to Mom regarding what her book has meant to him. He even showed Joe, the painter, the picture my brother David painted (which still sets on Mom's fireplace mantel) and told Joe the story from the book. He shared with Mom how he gave up smoking with God's help. He spoke of how inspired he was by Mom's story. WOW! If Mom and Scott had not had this "sooting event" in their home, her book would NEVER have been read by Jerry. Wow! By God's design!