Friday, May 21, 2004

THE MIRACLE OF THE WEDDING BAND

WHILE SHOVELING THE SNOW AT NITE AT THE PRISON, LAST DECEMBER, JIMMY LOST HIS GOLD WEDDING BAND.  HE NEVER TOLD ME, BECAUSE HE KLNEW I'D BE UPSET....WELL YESTERDAY, 5 MONTHS AFTER HE LOST IT, IT WAS MIRACULOUSLY FOUND!............JIMMY WAS WALKING OUTSIDE, AND HE HEARD SOMEONE CALL HIS NAME.  HE TURNED AROUND, AND THE INMATE ASKED HIM IF HE LOST HIS WEDDING BAND.  HE SAID"YES," AND LOOKED INTO THE INMATES HAND AND SAW HIS LOST RING. "JIMMY, THE RING WAS NEXT TO THAT BUSH," HE POINTED.........."IT WAS STARRING AT ME IN BROAD DAYLIGHT,  AS I WAS DOING THE GARDENING WORK TODAY."  JIMMY WAS IN A STATE OF SHOCK.  BUT THE BIGGEST MIRACLE IS THIS............SINCE DECEMBER 2003, JIMMY'S FAITH IN THE LORD HAS SPIRALED DOWNWARD, ALTHOUGH HE STILL PRAYS, READS THE BIBLE AND GOES TO MASS.  ON THE MORNING THAT THE RING WAS FOUND, JIMMY TOLD THE LORD IN HIS PRAYERS.."LOOK, LORD, I'M GOING TO STOP PRAYING TO YOU.  THINGS JUST ARE NOT WORKING OUT AS THEY SHOULD BE.  I TOLD MY WIFE, I'D BE LOCKED UP FOR 5 MONTHS.........AND HERE IT IS 14 MONTHS. NO LORD, I WILL NOT PRAY OR TALK TO YOU ANYMORE."...............AND SO , LATER THAT DAY HIS RING WAS FOUND BY A MOSLEM INMATE.  AND JIMMY AND I INTERPRET THAT AS A SIGN, FROM GOD ABOVE.  DO NOT GIVE UP YOUR FAITH, "HE" IS SAYING..............AND SO WE CONTINUE TO PRAY, BELIEVE IN, TALK TO, AND CONFIDE IN THE LORD........SIGNS AND MIRACLES ARE SENT TO US EVERYDAY FROM GOD, TO RENEW AND REFRESH OUR FAITH IN HIM.............IF WE BUT ONLY KEEP OUR EARS AND EYES OPEN............"HE" IS THERE EVERYDAY, AND EVERYWAY.

1 comment:

dakotarose2852 said...

Hi Fran.  Glad to see you're back. Thanks for catching up on my journal.  I haven't felt too inspired to write lately.  Just lazy, I guess.  What a very nice entry this is.  I'm so glad Jimmy got his ring back.  That was just the boost he needed.  
Take care.
Susan