Thursday, August 27, 2009

Never Alone

Hey Everybody,

I was thinking about this story today, and I wanted to share it with you! I hope it brings you hope, encouragement, and a little bit of wonder regarding the awesome God we serve!

My friend Ronni* was worried about her 1st grade son, Bren. Because of zoning, he would be traveling across town by bus every morning to get to school. The year before, Ronni had been able to drop him off at kindergarten on her way to work. Not this year. He seemed so little, the school seemed so far away, and the other kids who rode the bus seemed so big and intimidating, even scary. The night before Bren's first day of school, Ronni prayed, "Lord, I can't go with him. How I wish I could! But You can. Please be with him, right by his side, on the bus and all day at school. In Jesus' Name, Amen."

With a lump in her throat, she watched Bren get on the bus and take a seat. As she left for work, she prayed all the way. At home that evening, she asked Bren how his day went.

"I was scared until that man got on the bus, and then I was okay," he said.

"What man?" she asked.

"The nice man," Bren replied. "He sat with me on the bus, and he stayed with me all day."

Confused, Ronni knelt down beside Bren. "Who was the man? A teacher?"

"Not a teacher," Bren said. "but he sat by me in my room."

"Bren," a confused Ronni asked gently, "what did he look like?"

"He was big!" Bren answered, his eyes lighting up as he stretched his arms toward the ceiling. "And he had on a long white dress, like the people in Bible times."

Tears began filling Ronni's eyes as she realized that God had indeed answered her prayer. With a little more questioning, she came to the conclusion that an angel had been with her son all day! Bren never saw the "nice man" again, and although he is all grown up now, he has never forgotten that first day of school. (And neither has his mom.)

*(Names in this story have been changed.)

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Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Love this story Rebecca! My son began Primary One which is equivalent to first grade where we live in UK, so I can totally identify with this!
Collette xxx

Jane In The Jungle said...

Wow....just Wow!

Mommy to Constance said...

That IS awesome!

Kelly Combs said...

I love this story! It's so wonderful. It's like the time my then 4 yr old told me, "Jesus came in my room last night and stayed with me all night so I wouldn't be afraid of the dark." I believe her.

(coincidentally, my post has the same title as yours today!)

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