Monday, May 12, 2014

An Unexpected Blessing

Her gutteral German accent accompanied by the characteristic roll of the "R" endeared the old woman to my heart from the start of the evening. 

With soft grandmotherly face and barely a wrinkle, she shared how God had introduced her to her soldier husband during the 60s and led her to America to begin a new life. Little did she know, her new life would literally change her life. Thanks to a praying German grandmother on one side of the ocean and an American grandma on the other side who consistently told her about Jesus, even though she didn't speak German. The army wife eventually accepted the Lord. Though America seemed strange, she experienced peace and joy as she puttered about her garden, singing hymns in a mix of German and broken English.

As I sat next to Margot, peppering her with questions about life in Frankfurt, Germany under Nazi regime, she kept taking me back to Jesus, her love for Him as natural as breathing. 

I came with Chuck to speak on the blessing of discovering the person God designed you to be, and He provided a beautiful example in seventy-five year old Margot, as young and vibrant a woman as I've ever met, in spite of her years.

Our desire to bless the audience was returned a hundred-fold in Margot, a true follower and lover of Jesus.

Truly, an unexpected blessing. 

Maybe you've set out to be a blessing and God surprised you with a blessing in return. What unexpected blessing has God brought your way lately?

 Our hosts at Cornerstone Farm concluding the program.


Our very attentive audience of sixty.

Chuck posing for my ever ready camera.

Visiting at the book table after the program


A final hug from Margot after she purchased a copy of Journey to Judah

By the way, you might be interested in checking out Cornerstone Farm, a Christian-owned and operated, 92 acre working farm, complete with B & B and event center in beautiful Red Oak, Virginia!

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