Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/13/19

MIRACLES HAPPEN EVERY DAY!

Yesterday, my neighbor shared the following story with me. I’ll leave out names for now, because I’m not sure if I’m allowed to share them, but will when permission is given…

So, my neighbor’s son (and my friend) founded, and has been running, a charitable non-profit Christian organization for at least as long as I’ve lived here (33 years). His organization operates entirely on donations, which have been around $1 million annually…give or take. Some years are leaner than others, but God’s always supplied just what they’ve needed (isn’t that the way it always is?). Now, a million dollars sounds like a lot (it does to me), but it really doesn’t go as far as one might think; and especially in today’s economy.

My neighbor’s husband (who passed away many years ago) had a cousin living in Redwood City ( a town about 30 miles away from my house). He was a judge; and I only mention this to make this story a bit easier to follow. The judge’s wife’s birthday happened to be the same day as his cousin’s, my neighbor’s husband’s. Every year, on their birthdays, the two couples would get together and have dinner, and over the years the cousins and their spouses got to be very good friends. Now, the judge and his wife were very philanthropic people, and would donate a little money every year to my neighbor’s son’s organization.

Several years ago, the judge died, leaving his wife as his sole heir, as they had no children of their own. The judge’s only other living relative at the time, and with whom he was very close, was his brother. His brother was the founder of a very large, very well-known company; which, everyone reading this will recognize. Eventually (a few years ago), the judge’s brother passed away, and left all of his possessions, including his company’s stock to the judge’s widow; as he had no wife or children of his own.

Last year, the judge’s widow passed away. A few months ago, the lawyer of the deceased widow called my neighbor and told her that the widow had left some stocks in her will to be divided amongst four charities; one of which was the Christian organization her son runs. Long story short, the stock that she left to be divided amongst the four charities is currently worth $120 million. Now, I’m no mathematician, but I believe divided by four, that comes to $30 million each.

Now I realize receiving an inheritance is not an unusual occurrence. It’s certainly nothing out of the ordinary, and might not be considered a “miracle” by the masses. But, I believe in this case, it’s definitely a miracle for my friend’s Christian organization, and the countless lives who will be touched/blessed by it.

LUKE 16:10   Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

PRAISE GOD FOR HIS PROVISION! MAY HIS GLORY BE MAGNIFIED!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/12/19

For the past couple of days, Ryan’s been wide awake for at least a good couple of hours. During this time, I’ve been trying to see if there’s anything he can/will do on command with some consistency. Yesterday, I asked him to move his foot/feet if he could hear me…and he did…a couple of times…but not every time. Today, I asked him to do the same thing…he did not. Does he hear me? I believe he does. Does he understand me? I’m not sure…maybe sometimes. No matter what, I’ll keep trying. After all, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that he started to smile, and to laugh. Who knows what he’ll be able to do given time…

No matter how hard it may be, or how long it may take, I will NEVER give up…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/10/19

I went online to a “random Bible verse generator”, and this is the passage it spit out…

“As He was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met Him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, ‘Jesus, Master, have pity on us!’” – Luke 17:12-13

These guys had heard about Jesus, and had enough faith and courage to ask Him for mercy. I hope you all have the courage to approach God and ask Him for whatever it is you need.

As a result of these guy’s faith, they were cleansed…

Lord, I approach you boldly and ask for the complete healing for Ryan. I come to you on his behalf, not certain as to whether he can ask you himself. Please Lord, have mercy on him. Amen

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/8/19

Last night, I went in to say goodnight to Ryan and noticed Pandora was set to a Christian music station. I believe it was Chris Tomlin radio. Ryan’s nurse told me it was playing when he came in, and that it seemed Ryan was enjoying it, and therefore let it continue. God’s word is manifested in many forms; one of which is in the form of music. I’m so glad Ryan’s nurse was open to listening to the Christian music that was playing, and learning God’s truths through it.

Isaiah 55:11   so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

God’s word is also manifested through vessels like us. I present myself empty to be filled with God, so others may see him through me…as they see Him through Ryan…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/7/19

Today, I received a nice note from someone in Germany (whom I don’t know), who heard about Ryan from a friend of a friend of a friend… I can only imagine how many people have heard about and pray for him whenever he comes to mind. Thank you EVERYONE and ANYONE who lifts my son up in prayer! May God’s love and grace flow abundantly over you for your kindness…

James 5:15a    And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 11/5/19

After all these years, there are still people who make fun of me (I could end this sentence here, and it would not surprise anyone) for saying start your Christmas shopping in February, because before you know Christmas will be upon us. Well…

I went into Home Goods the day before Halloween and they had already moved the Halloween stuff into the clearance section and put up all their Christmas stuff. What happened to Thanksgiving?? Life goes fast enough without businesses pushing through the holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I believe Christmas should be celebrated all year long (ultimately eliminating the shopping rush), but I do like to stop and smell the other holidays when it’s their time. Pretty soon it’s all going to blend together to create on beloved holiday…Hallowgivmasvalpateastmayodencebor Day. Don’t ask…

Celebrate each and every moment with vigor! And remember to give God the glory for each…