Saturday, May 22, 2010

An Awesome Gift!

Tonight we spent some time with our new neighbors from across the street.  Very sweet couple.  Both are finishing up some schooling here in Michigan.  I learned that he was from Indonesia.  I got so excited because I sponsor a child from Compassion International.  His name is Yoko and he is 14 years old and he lives in Indonesia.  I have been writing to and praying for this sweet child for almost seven years.  He is very very dear to me.  He calls me Mama!  Anyway, back to tonight and my gift.  My daughter ran next door and brought back a few of Yoko's letters and his picture that I hang on my refrigerator.  My new neighbor read those precious letters to me!!  He told me that the translation was pretty accurate of what I was being told in English that Yoko was saying in his language.  And then, his wife asked him to read the letters in Yoko's language.  It was beautiful to me!!  I could not understand one word....but it was like music to my heart hearing the exact words in the exact language being spoken to me from my sweet boy.  It took everything I had not to bawl right there on the deck! 

God totally blindsided me on that one.  I never ever could of imagined that would of happened to me.  What a gift!!  Just an average ordinary night and then this.  But I guess it should not really surprise me....I don't serve an average ordinary God.


Deb said...

What a wonderful thing!

Mary Jo said...

Love those unexpected moments! Miss you! Sent you an ecard, but not sure it went to a current email address so got on here to say "happy belated birthday" and see what you have been up to!

Freckled Hen said...

This is so made me smile.