How God Provides For This Bird In The Air by Lynn Gipson
As Christians most of us are familiar with one of the most inspirational Bible verses ever written:
“Look at the birds in the air. They do not reap or sow or gather into barns, yet God provides for them. How much more valuable are you to God?”
Before I came to know Christ, I lived my life pretty much as a bird in the air. I didn’t sow much of anything, yet God always provided me with much more than I deserved to reap. I grew up poor in the way of material things, but as I remember it now God always made a way for me. I never went hungry, I was never homeless, and always had every necessity in life.
The most amazing thing is that I wasn’t even a Christian at the time. I lived a sinful life. I know now God had great plans for me, and He knew I would one day find my way to Him. He knew what my future held for me. I did not. Had I known that one day when I was facing almost certain death God would come and save my life as well as my soul, I would have never believed it.
Cancer almost took my life four years ago. When I was given this dire prognosis by the doctors I thought my life was over. After years of living a sorrowful life and wishing I could die, I suddenly wanted to live. So I began to pray, and Jesus came to me in the middle of the night as I lay in the hospital. His gentle voice spoke to me, whispering inspirational words such as ‘I love you, Lynn,’ and ‘I am with you, so do not be afraid.’
That was the point in which my life took a most glorious turn. I found the love I had been searching for all of my lonely life. Forgiveness for a sinful past was mine through a beautiful relationship with Jesus Christ. A heart that was once full of resentment and anger filled up with love and compassion for everyone around it. That compassion even spilled over to those who had treated me badly in the past. They simply do not know Christ.
God not only gave the will to live and the ability to love, He also gave me a strong desire to become a writer. I have found my calling at long last to write what a miracle I am and how God provides for those who choose to follow His way of life. I never thought I could be a writer, but here I am, writing for all the world to see what my Savior had intended for me to be all along.
These days I have all I ever wanted, and more. I don’t have much money, but I have all I need. I don’t have a new car, but I don’t need one. My old one runs like a top. I don’t own a fancy home, but I have a nice place to live. I can’t think of anything I need that God has not provided for me.
Yes, this bird in the air is now a sparrow that has found a house. A house in which my soul lives, loves, thrives, and reaps. Dear Lord, how it reaps! My house is built on a solid foundation. My faith is my foundation, and God will always provide a way for me as long as I trust and believe in Him. God Bless!
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Thank you for sharing your story with us, Lynn!