Monday, December 16, 2013

Living Testimony

A few weeks ago, while I was visiting some of our friends on a nearby farm, a minor emergency occurred.  The owner of the farm mixed up the instructions on the deworming medicine for their sheep and accidentally gave them twice the lethal dosage!  To lose these sheep would have a significant financial impact.  It was close to 35 sheep worth near $7,000.  It was an emergency.  But with this emergency, came an opportunity.

As I was getting ready to leave, the wife asked if I would pray for their sheep.  This family is a dear family and I was excited about what God could do to prove his faithfulness to them, even with sheep.  That evening, we gathered in the living room before putting the kids to bed and Caleb said this prayer.  "Lord, let them lose not even one sheep from the poisoning."

The next morning, just after we woke up we sent the husband and wife a text.  We said that we had prayed for them and we prayed specifically that they wouldn't even lose one sheep.  We then asked what the report was.  Within a few minutes, they both replied that, in fact, all of the sheep were doing well and that they hadn't lost one!

Needless to say, they were relieved and we were excited!  It's neat to see that God revealing to them that He cares for the sheep, because he cares for the owners of these sheep even more!

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