Have you ever whispered to yourself, “I wish I could do that?” “I’d love to go there…”
As Christians, one of the modern day miracles we often overlook is that God can read our minds and often provides the desires of our hearts— without our even asking. Psalm 139:2 says, “You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.”
Back in late October, Dallas-based ministry, Roaring Lambs, honored Steve and Jackie Green, the founders of The Museum of the Bible. In my heart I thought, I’d really love to go to the Museum of the Bible. This kind of museum draws me because I am a lover of the Word of God. I have studied it for years—my best classes at seminary were Old and New Testament. I am constantly searching for new treasures on the pages of the Bible, so a museum all about the Bible is extremely appealing to me.
When I was notified that my book, The Only Father I Ever Knew had won a Next Generation Indie Award and the ceremony was in Washington, D.C., I immediately thought I have to buy tickets to The Museum of the Bible! I realized that God had heard my longing and provided a way through my book, an offering about Him, for Him, and for all those who need to know His Father love. It was a miracle and it was an act of love by my heavenly Father.
On the way to the museum, our Ethiopian Uber driver had a Christian music station playing in the car. I asked him, “Are you a Christian?” Although he struggled with English, he said yes. I began to talk with him about the biblical story of the disciple Philip, found in Acts 8:26-40, which he was very familiar with. Philip helped out an influential Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, and in charge of all the queen’s treasure. The eunuch was reading Scripture and having trouble understanding a prophecy about Jesus. Once Philip explained it to him he immediately believed and said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”I realized this Uber driver was a product of God evangelizing Ethiopia through a Eunuch dignitary over 2000 years ago. Another miracle.
As we got out of the car at The Museum of the Bible, the Uber driver said, “I love Jesus.” I responded, “I love Him too.” It was a sweet exchange of our feelings for the one who provides special moments like that one.
Friends, in this world we will have trouble, but Jesus also gives us the desires of our hearts. He hears us when we think about our hopes and dreams. I believe when he gives us a desire of our heart, it is a modern-day miracle. When this happens, we should simply say “Thank you.”
Thank you, Abba Father, for sending me to the Museum of the Bible. I will never forget this act of love.
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