Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Simple Prayer from a Stranger

Today was like any other day. Hubby & I got out of bed, came to work, had lunch with my mom, and came back to work this afternoon. About 2:30 that all changed.


A man came into our office with his mother who is an existing client to ask some questions and make some changes. One thing led to another and I went up front to introduce myself and it was of course very obvious that I am expecting a child any day. This man is a long time Baptist preacher at a nearby country church and started discussing his congregation and even invited us all to his church.


I graciously told him that Hubby & I attend church regularly and we made small talk for a brief moment before began to leave. However, God had other plans for Him today. Before he walked out the door he looked at me and said "Well I'm just an old-time Baptist preacher, but can I say a quick prayer for you & your baby before I leave?" I was dumb-founded.


Myself, a coworker, and this gentle man's mother circled up and joined hands right in the front of our insurance agency while we listened to this Baptist preacher pray an absolutely beautiful prayer over the delivery & arrival of our baby girl. Tears were definitely filling my eyes and I think the only thing keeping me from completely breaking down was just the awe I was in regarding what was happening.


Our baby girl could arrive any day, at any moment; but God chose this day to send a stranger into my life to bless my soul & put my heart at ease. God is going to bring this baby girl into our lives when it's her time to shine...and it's just not her time quite yet.

8 comments:

Delta Daisies said...

this made me cry....how sweet...

BeckyJo606 said...

Wow! I love that this man lived his faith out so much in his life! I love that you all had prayer together of your baby--such a precious, precious moment!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Oh wow.God is truly amazing...

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oh gosh! Seriously, I have tears! I'm praying for you too! You are going to have one blessed little girl! :)

*~~Nancy~~* said...

Beautiful!! This made me cry!! Praying for you and baby Elyse!!

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

its amazing how a stranger can have such a profound effect on us.

Tiffany said...

I have goose bumps and tears in my eyes. To think that he followed God's urging to pray with you, for you...a total stranger is so precious. How often do I feel God's urging and not follow through? I love that he did...and it made a difference in your life.

Megan said...

Wow, that is seriously amazing!! God is SO wonderful and giving to us!!