Sunday, December 21, 2008

Beau's Christmas Miracle - A Reason to Believe

"But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer." (Psalm 66:19)
Okay, I know this isn't about the baby Jesus, but it IS about the power of prayer, of miracles, and the goodness of people...which is what this time of year IS all about. It's also about friendship and caring. It all started when I got so very sick and bills started stacking up against mom's already stack of medical bills. We only asked for prayers for answers from the Cat Blogosphere. And, we prayed hard too. Instead of just prayers our friends rallied around us, auctions and raffles started, not just to help me but other sick friends as well. So, not only were we being helped but other friends as well. Mom found out Monday I HAD to go to the specialist to really find out what was wrong with me. She fretted and worried about how many green papers it was going to take to pay them. Tuesday night mom did a lot of crying, having very long talks with God, and crying some more. She knew it would all work out she just didn't know how. Wednesday we went in to my regular vet and they said someone had come in the day before and anonymous donated $200 toward Beau's vet bills, and the woman checking her woofies out was so touched by hearing that she donated an additional $50. Mom cried some more. THEN, we get home and check my email. A UnitedCats friend wanted to pay the entire amount of Beau's specialist bill. The specialist bill was covered, and most of the regular vet bill is being covered. And I was able to get the help I need to get better. Mom called the specialist place and verified it with them, and they said it was true. Mom cried some more. The first point of this story is that God heard our prayers, and answered them. Prayer DOES work, and is a powerful force! The second point of this story is miracles DO happen. They happen every day, and God often uses those around us to make them happen...and He could be working through you right this minute to make miracles happen! What a blessing and a joy! The third point is this, when you do good things, people do notice and it has a ripple effect. You never know how many lives you have changed for the better by one small act of kindness. Someone said I was the miracle this year. I brought all these people from everywhere together and created all this goodness. I beg to differ. God did it. And, yes it all started back when God gave us his only Son to redeem us. Now let's be the ripple effect. Amen. Love, Beau


Kaz's Cats said...

Thanks for encouraging us all Beau! We're glad that you're getting the help you need and we'll keep purring and purraying for you and your Mom to get good news from the v-e-t. Blessings to all of those who helped.

{{kitty hugs}}

Gypsy & Tasha

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What an encouraging post, to remind us that however small an act, it has a ripple effect.

We are so happy that your bills, in full or in part, are being covered in such amazing ways. God does indeed use people to answer our prayers. And we're glad yours are being answered.

Jan's Funny Farm

The Army of Four said...

That's beautiful, Beau - and so true.
Tail wags and prayers,

Tiger Lily said...

We love you Beau! And we thank the Lord for his goodness.


prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

The good Lord know our needs before we even ask him...he is quick to answer our prayers in his time. Earthly time is different from HIS heavenly time.
How wonderful to be so Blessed as you are with this right now. Please feel better real soon dear Beau.
I wish you a beautiful Christmas dear friend...filled with Hope for better days ahead.
Love Miss Peach

Katie and Da Katz said...

Whatz a wondurful miracle Beau!

Weze believin in miraclez too!

Mawmee say dat she waz purrin about us n our gran Mawmee n Daddy n dis answer cumz to her ta ask fur help. she didnt tinks much wooods happen but now our brother's urns are home and paid fur!!

Tanks fur da Chrismas surmon!

Katie Too