Monday, June 29, 2009

God's Handprints All Over This

So I have an incredible story to tell you all. I hope I don't confuse you guys, but it's really God, I mean good.

First let me tell you about our night last night. We had a celebration at church to end One Prayer 2009, and we had over 20 people get baptized! Hallelujah! I lost count as to how many people there were that got dunked, but it was awesome! Seriously, can you imagine the party going on in Heaven last night! Holy Cow! We had a great night of worship, prayer, and baptisms. I was going to post pics of the people who got baptized, but I don't know all of them, so with privacy and all that stuff, I am not sure if I am going to or not. But that doesn't matter, what matters is that these wonderful people made a decision to follow Christ.

Now to my God story...

On Friday night I took Molly to McDonalds to eat and play at the play land there. Yes, I am that "good" of a mom, and yes, she did get apples instead of fries, so quit the judging. When we went to play in the play land I sat next to this Dad who looked so familiar to me, but I couldn't put my finger on where I knew him from. He obviously thought the same thing about me, because 10 minutes after we were there he said, "I am so sorry, but you look so familiar to me, and I just don't where from, may I ask your name?" So I told him, and that didn't ring a bell for him. So then he said, "may I ask your husband's name and what he does, maybe I know him." So I told him, he that wasn't it either. He told me he was a school teacher at a Lutheran Church in the area, and we don't go there, so that's not where I know him from. So we both went on with our nights, and I figured, oh well, when will I ever see him again.

Fast forward to this morning. I was invited to go to the zoo with a friend and her kids. I hardly ever deviate from my normal routine. So for me to accept and actually go, was a big deal for me. I love my friends, I just love my routine too. So we were at the zoo and saw a lady from church and her family there too. Okay, what are the odds? There are a million people in Milwaukee, and we see her. Whatever, no biggie. Then she came over to me and said she had to tell me something. Well, I have never really talked to her before, except in passing, so I thought it a little odd, but hey, I am open to new people.

She told me was walking this morning and praying, and God directly told her who would be a perfect person to fill our student ministry position at church. And I was like oh okay, who. She said she never talked to this guy before, only saw him at her son's preschool, but God just told her he was the guy. She kept telling God no, I have never met him, I have never talked to him before, I am not calling him. Clearly God is persistent, because she pulled out the phone book and called this guy.

This guy, you know who he is, the same guy I met on Friday night at McDonalds! Yes, I am not lieing! I had goosebumps the whole time she was telling me this. He said he met me Friday night, and he was interested in the job. God works in fun, and mysterious ways! What are the chances that I would meet him, talk to this chick, really, there are no human chances this would happen, it's ALL God.

So who knows what will happen, but it is still a really cool and powerful story of how God works.


Drahdrah said...

Pretty amazing when things like that happen and you just KNOW creating it.

Kristin said...

WOW!!!! I LOVE stories like that Kate!! That is so awesome! I think it is just amazing how God works....I know we say that alot without really thinking about it, but it is so true!!

And as far as McDonalds, well I take my kids there and we get the fries! Hahahahaha!!! I was cracking up when you said quit the judging. LOL!!!

That is also so awesome to witness all of those baptisms....I wish I could've seen that!

Veronica said...

Wow, Kate! What an amazing story! That is so cool!

I just wanted to tell you also that I've come to love reading your blog and all the silly tidbits you add in, like the comment about McDonald's and how you call people chicks. You're too funny!

Unknown said...

That's pretty awesome so many got baptized. Man, I would've loved to see some pics from it!

That's pretty darn amazing how God works things out, huh? And when we go to McDonalds we get the fries. Kyndra loves them and we don't go there often.

Linda said...

Hi Kate,...thanks for sharing the exciting stories of how God is working! I never get tired of hearing things like that.

I get excited when people get baptized. It is wonderful that you had 20 of them in one night!!!!

And when I go to Mc Donalds, I get fries sometimes too. ((smile))

I also do this weird thing sometimes,...I get a side salad and I eat the two cherry tomatoes first,...and then I dump a yogurt parfait on my salad and make it a fruit salad! Isn't that cool? And it tastes really refreshing,...especially in the summertime.

Love ya Chick! ((smile))
Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

The Whites said...

Wow! God is good! What a great story. Thanks for sharing!

Becca said...

OH wow! That is a pretty amazing story!

As far as McDonalds is concerned, we order the apples for Autumn but mainly so I can have my fries and one apple slice too!!! :)