Faith to Ask

Author: Rachel Hanna — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: June 25, 2021

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Faith to Ask

Coming from Egypt, my family found it tough to live in Canada. We weren’t used to the weather, the system, the people, anything! We didn’t have much money, and my parents were trying to find jobs. Life wasn’t easy. Our main source of transportation was a local bus. We lived in a rented basement, and my mother was pregnant with my little sister. One day, we went shopping. At night. We had no car, and we were preparing for the baby’s arrival. We bought a stroller and a car seat and many other baby essentials. Unfortunately for us, we weren’t allowed to take the shopping cart near the bus stop. We didn’t think it wouldn’t be allowed, but come on! We were new to the country! So there we were, in the middle of the night, alone and with no way out. We stood in the center of the parking lot, praying. We prayed for a way out. Something. Anything. During our prayer, a woman walked up to us and said, “I have a car. My daughter is in there, but we have three spots. Would you like a lift home? I can put your things in my trunk.” Wow. Without hesitation that she had been sent by God, we loaded our items into the trunk, hopped into the car, and the lady drove us home. I was only seven at the time, so I had no idea what was happening. As I look back on the experience, I know that it was a miracle. In the book of Matthew, Jesus said, “If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20). My family and I had faith that night. We trusted God enough to ask Him for help, and we received what we really needed that night. God cares about what you need too. Just ask Him. Believe in God through Jesus (John 14:1). Have faith. • Rachel Hanna • How have you seen God provide? What does it show you about God when you see that He cares about people’s needs? • Have you ever encountered a miracle? Or a seeming coincidence that might’ve been from God? • Do you think it’s important to believe in miracles? Why or why not? • The greatest miracle God has done is raising Jesus from the dead. Why is the resurrection crucial to the Christian faith (1 Corinthians 15:12-20)? “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26b (WEB)


Read Verses:

Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 5:1-11; John 2:1-11