“As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
So the LORD surrounds His people.” Psalm 125:5
Yep, that’s the verse.
In 2010, as I was driving to work,
Meditating on these words,
the Lord invite me to Jerusalem.
My heart skipped a beat with excitement.
But, after the initial burst of joy,
my mind took over, and
Fear set in!
It was too late,
the Scripture had dropped down into my heart,
And I knew,
that I knew,
I was going to Israel.
Coming up with a million and one reasons why
It was not possible for me to go to Israel.
One morning in prayer,
I cried out to the Lord,
Softly, He spoke to my spirit in His Word.
“As one whom his mother comforts,
So I will comfort you;
You will be comforted in Jerusalem.” Isaiah 66:13
“Lord, but what happens when I am in the middle
Of the 9000 mile journey,
in the air,
and the evil one whispers in my ear,
“you made a mistake…you heard wrong…”
He reminded me of Jesus’ answer
when the ol’ snake attempted to do
the same to Him.
“It is written…”
So it began…I bought the most comfy fabric
“Thinking I will write the words.”
But the pen didn’t work very well on fleece.
So I started to stitch the words.
With each stitch,
the Words began
To be engraved in my heart.
And from His faithfulness and Promises,
My “Comfort” blanket became alive with
Peace and hope.
May I share a few verses…
When I asked, “Why do You want me to go?”
When I asked, “What will I see?”
When I reminded Him, yet again, of all my responsibilities.
When I asked how I was going to afford to go on a trip like this?
But I’m scared…
And when my heart began to believe…
And the last verse stitched before I left
In His Faithfulness and
Stepping out on the Comfort of His Word,
my life changed forever.
I pray you too have been blessed by His Faithfulness!
May God bless you,