Saturday, October 20, 2012

Another Answered Prayer

Week before last in Lincoln, NE, I heard the following story from Tim and Cori, pastor and wife of a local Alliance church:

For the last year, Cori had been praying that God would bring another girl her daughter’s age into their neighborhood. Specifically, one from a great Christian family and to a house where they could see each other's front yards since Cori’s daughter is only nine. Cori often felt guilty asking it to be a Christian family rather than a family they could share the love of Christ with but since her daughter goes to public school and is around so many non-believers she was hoping God would bless her in this way. Cori prayed for specific houses whenever she saw one for sale and even started to give up on the "front yard" part of her prayer since God didn't seem to answer.

Some time later, the pastor of a sister church in the same town of the same denomination stopped his car right outside Tim and Cori’s house. Cori, assuming he must have been there to meet with her husband, asked what brought him over. He said that they had recently purchased the empty house just a stone's throw away! The front yard is clearly visible. Their two daughters are within a year of being the same age!

Cori adds that prior to this they didn't know each other very well but the wives would visit and the kids would play together one to two times a year when they would see each other at bi-annual conferences. The girls have become fast friends.

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