Thursday, February 19, 2009

'I prayed that God would lead me to just the right person'

Christmas was nearly two months ago, and still the stories trickle in. What a wonderful blessing for all of us to enjoy these long into the new year.

December 2008 was my 2nd year to do a Christmas Jar and each time I put money into the jar throughout the year, I prayed that God would lead me to just the right person... I continued to pray as Christmas Eve drew near. A couple days before Christmas Eve, God had a woman cross my path that shared with me how she would be soooooo glad when Christmas was over. She went on to say that her husband committed suicide on December 28, 2007 and she can hardly stand Christmas as it was such a painful time for her and her children.

Immediately I knew who God wanted me to give my Christmas Jar to. I was able to leave the jar and a copy of the book for her to find. I had someone who was with her when she found the jar and book tell me that as soon as she saw it she began crying and asked who did this. The person with her said that she couldn’t say.

A couple of days after Christmas, I saw her and the first thing she said to me was "you won’t believe what happened to me." She went on to tell me about her Christmas Jar and how she was so down and had prayed that very morning telling God that she felt so alone and that he had left her and didn’t love her. She said she prayed and asked God to show her His love in a real way and then she went into work and found the Christmas Jar. She said she was speechless and all she could do was cry and say thank you God for showing me that you have not forgotten me and that you do love me.

It was all I could do to listen and not giveaway that I had given her the jar. I felt so blessed that God would let me hear how her Christmas Jar had impacted her.


  1. Hi Fellow Blogger! I was just in Woodstock this past weekend visiting my very best girlfriend who move there with her husband. She knows I am passionate aobut reading and mentioned you and your books-I bought "Recovering Charles" at the Woodstock Cafe and devoured it in a few evenings of reading!(Fine-and cried my eyes out! Ugh!) What a beautiful story. So moving.
    I will be reading your other books soon-just gotta get my hands on them!
    Blessings to you and your family!
    (My husband was a volunteer in the first weeks after Katrina-you nailed it. He is still disturbed by what he saw and had to do.)

  2. Thanks, Ruby Red :-)

    So glad you enjoyed it. And please tell your mysterious friend I said hello!