He Stopped the Bus by Rosemary Legrand - Pearls of Promise

He Stopped the Bus by Rosemary Legrand

Today’s POP blog is provided by Pearls of Promise Communications Coordinator, Rosemary Legrand. Rosemary is also the co-host of our Pearls of Promise Facebook Live/YouTube program “POP Talk,” found bi-weekly on Wednesday’s at 11 a.m. She is co-founder of the Christian Literary Awards, co-host of Joy and Company radio show and Director of Operations for Joy and Company. She is also the chaplain of the Dallas Dream Team.

What do you do when God does something so wonderful for you and you think “Thank You God” is not enough? You want to use another great word, but then you read in scripture:

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (Thessalonians 5:18).

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17).

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).

There are no greater words than “thank you.”

You see, God has been so wonderful to me, so I have struggled with just “Thank You.” I wanted another word Like “Awesome,” “Powerful,” “Faithful,” “Great” and that He is.

… But “I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” — (Psalms 9:1)

This is a true story of how I struggled because I wanted to say more than “thank you.”

I traveled to London to celebrate my daughters 50th birthday (By the way, London is home). We had an awesome time. During my stay I spent some quality time with her. However, the day before I was schedule to return home, I called to ask her if I could see her one more time since I would be leaving the next day. She said, “Mum, I have several appointments and it will be impossible to get together but we have had a great time. Have a safe flight and let know you made it home safely.”

Of course, I was a little disappointed, but none the less I accepted that I would not see her before I left. With only one day left, I decided to take the bus to visit my granddaughter instead. While checking out the scenery, and enjoying the ride, suddenly the bus driver announced that he was having some mechanical problems. All passengers had to get off the bus and wait for the next one.  So I left the bus and was in an area that I was not familiar with and huddled with the other passengers.

While standing there I heard, “Mummy! Mummy.” Since I was so far away from home I did not expect any one in that area to know me, let alone call me “Mummy,” but to my surprise as I followed the voice, it was my daughter. She was on the bus behind the one I had just come off. She ran and hugged me, and before she asked why I was there, she said to me: “Don’t say a word Mum. This is a divine intervention. My appointment is around the corner.”


Psalm 37:4 says, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

What bus do you need God to stop for you? 

Is it Healing, Anxiety, Depression, Financial, Marital, Children or an unspoken desire?

God is able. If we truly place priority on the Lord, chances are our heart’s greatest desire will be fulfilled and bring joy and peace. God promises that He cannot and will not fail you. Trust him and may God richly bless you.  

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