Saturday, October 3, 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Spiritual Sundays are hosted by Charlotte and Ginger. This is a wonderful blog that is open for inspirational stories, scriptures, or poems. It has grown each week and I am not surprised because the heart of the people who link up and share are full of love and long to glorify the Lord. I would encourage you to go visit here and if you have never joined us then please do! You will be blessed either way!

This is an entry from the book I just reviewed and posted about yesterday "Voices of the Faithful volume 2"

"The Unburned Bible"

Living in a war zone in a North African country "Omar" and his family relied on food distributions to live One day, national believers distributed food bags with Bibles in them. Omar's sister received one of these Bibles. When he found her reading it. Omar was enraged. He grabbed the book and slapped her face. Determined to destroy the Bible, he burned it.

That night, Omar had a disturbing dream. In his dream, he saw shining hands take the ashes of the burned Bible and form it into its orginal state. The he heard these words in his own language. "This is MY WORD. I am the ONE who sent this book to your family so that they might be saved." Omar jumped out of his bed, crying, and shouting. His shouts woke his family, so he told them about the dream. Frantic, he ran to the place where he had burned the Bible. Amazingly, he found the Bible lying on top of the ashes, unburned, clean, and new.

Omar's sister told him to go to the Bible distributors and ask them what to do next. Omar found them, and they told him about Jesus. He accepted Christ immediately and then reported everything he had learned to his family. I am so thankful for the many ways that Jesus reveals Himself to those He is drawing to Himself.

this is the prayer at the end of the story.
God of Miracles, You Astound me, You can part a sea, turn water into wine, and even restore your written Word from ashes. May Omar and His family bring you glory by proclaiming Your works throughout their country.

Psalm 119;89
Lord, Your Word is forever, it is firmly fixed in Heaven. (HCSB)

May you all be blessed on this Sunday as you rest in HIM