Wednesday, April 22, 2009
We have had SITG in our church here in Austin for about six months now. We have four families with neighbors, and have watched God's hand helping the whole time. It's so funny to see the difference in the groups from the first meeting to the meetings we are having now. During the first meeting, we all had the feeling of "Are we doing this right?", or even "What exactly are we supposed to be doing ?". But with lots of prayer, and turning all of our worries to God, our neighbor is changing before our eyes. Kristin (not her real name) is a single mother of three, with the father of two of her children out of the country, and the father of her other child being the source of most of her pain. We have prayed through many things with her, mostly for the healing of her pain related to her son's father. Most recently, she found out that her toddler son was being taken to daycare without ever eating breakfast. Her son was starving by the time they had lunch. Because his father was dropping him off, there was no way for her to help her son. As a family, we prayed about this, praying that this man would live up to his responsibilities as a father and feed his son.
Early the next morning, we received a text from her saying that her son was sent to school with a bag from McDonalds!!! God was present, and he wanted to show his love for this little boy, and for his mother. God is in the details, and no request is too small! It's so wonderful to know that God is in control, and our job as a family is only to pray and wait for him to act--in big and small ways. I can't wait to see what God has planned for Kristin, and our whole Spiritual Family.