So, this is the story behind this picture, in Neva’s own words…
“I had been coordinating your meals, and had heart-felt sympathy for you and your family, but I could not understand your steadfast faith. But I did respect it. As time went on, my life had been totally turned inside out. I had not been attending church, but had started to go back with George’s encouragement. I don’t remember when Ryan’s accident happened but I started to re-attend church in July 2012. I attended bible study and church religiously. On Dec. 30, 2012 I attended church and GOD really spoke to me. I sang and praised HIM that day. On my way home I passed your house and knew I needed to stop. I turned around and pulled in at the same time that Janine had come home.
I thanked her and told her how I had never fully understood your faith. But that day GOD had spoken to me, and I thanked Ryan for bringing me back to CHRIST.
Two days later I was cooking New Years Day dinner for a friend. I had three sweet potatoes (blemish free) I was going to peel. I started to peel one and under the perfect skin was a wooden cross. (See picture) There is no mistake, it was not a blemish. It was a cross. GOD was speaking to me. He called me home. I have Ryan and your faith to thank.”
We are so grateful to you for sharing this story with us Neva! It’s just one more example (MIRACLE) that God has been using Ryan’s circumstance to bring people unto Himself. Ryan’s prayer the day of his incident was that he would touch one person for Christ. Praise God for honoring Ryan’s request and using him in such a magnificent way.
Our time here on earth is short. We need to be willing to allow God to work through us, so that everyone we know can enjoy eternity with our Lord and Savior.
Thank you Lord for dying on the cross for us, and rising again, about which we’ll be formally celebrating tomorrow, but will celebrate daily as long as you allow us breath!