A lion roared and the tribe answered his call
Last week I was blessed by a story I read. I’m not sure if this was this year or last but I share here with gratitude to God for some of the good news we can share.
The Ethiopian Police were desperately searching for a young girl (abut 12 years old) who had been kidnapped by terrorists. They had little hope for a good outcome but her village folk were all praying.
When they found the child she was in a clearing surrounded by a pride of lions. The dominant male was in a position of protection and gave an acknowledgement when the police arrived as if he understood. He roared and all the others followed him and returned to the jungle.
The child had been beaten but responded well to first aid care. Her testimony is certainly cause for praise.
‘The evil men grabbed me and carried me away. When they threw me on the ground they began to beat me with a stick. I cried and screamed.
Suddenly, a huge golden lion stood on the edge of the forest. He roared, and the men attacking me began to tremble. When he roared a second time and all the rest of his friends burst from the trees, these men ran away in terror.
The lions did not come near me. They formed a circle and appeared to be guarding me. I was not afraid but very peaceful.
May you have a blessed day and rejoice with me that in this world of trouble and hatred and strife there are still stories to share that tell of the Hope of His Coming Kingdom.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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Nice to see you are still blogging. I hope all is well,
Thank you. I hope you are as well. I have not been advised of posts of your for some few weeks now. Blessings and appreciation Faye
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I had disappeared off the blogging scene for a bit but decided to pop back in. So I looked ya up to see how you were getting on. I’m very happy that all is well.
Wow!!! Can this be true?? If so, the hand of God was surely in play. Praise be to Him, now and forever!!