Sometimes God Uses Regular People

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Since: May 11

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#1 Nov 5, 2011
This was written by a Metro Denver Hospice Physician:

I was driving home from a meeting this evening about 5, stuck in traffic on Colorado Blvd., and the car started to choke and splutter and die - I barely managed to coast , cursing, into a gas station, glad only that I would not be blocking traffic and would have a somewhat warm spot to wait for the tow truck. It wouldn't even turn over. Before I could make the call, I saw a woman walking out of the quickie mart building, and it looked like she slipped on some ice and fell into a gas pump, so I got out to see if she was okay. When I got there, it looked more like she had been overcome by sobs than that she had fallen; she was a young woman who looked really haggard with dark circles under her eyes. She dropped something as I helped her up, and I picked it up to give it to her. It was a nickel.

At that moment, everything came into focus for me: the crying woman, the ancient Suburban crammed full of stuff with 3 kids in the back (1 in a car seat), and the gas pump reading $4.95.

I asked her if she was okay and if she needed help, and she just kept saying 'I don't want my kids to see me crying!,' so we stood on the other side of the pump from her car. She said she was driving to California and that things were very hard for her right now. So I asked,'And you were praying?' That made her back away from me a little, but I assured her I was not a crazy person and said,'He heard you, and He sent me.'

I took out my card and swiped it through the card reader on the pump so she could fill up her car completely, and while it was fueling, walked to the next door McDonald's and bought 2 big bags of food, some gift certificates for more, and a big cup of coffee. She gave the food to the kids in the car, who attacked it like wolves, and we stood by the pump eating fries and talking a little.

She told me her name, and that she lived in Kansas City . Her boyfriend left 2 months ago and she had not been able to make ends meet. She knew she wouldn't have money to pay rent Jan. 1, and finally, in desperation, had called her parents, with whom she had not spoken in about 5 years. They lived in California and said she could come live with them and try to get on her feet there.

So she packed up everything she owned in the car. She told the kids they were going to California for Christmas, but not that they were going to live there.

I gave her my gloves, a little hug and said a quick prayer with her for safety on the road. As I was walking over to my car, she said,'So, are you like an angel or something?'

This definitely made me cry. I said,'Sweetie, at this time of year angels are really busy, so sometimes God uses regular people.'

It was so incredible to be a part of someone else's miracle. And of course, you guessed it, when I got in my car it started right away and got me home with no problem. I'll put it in the shop tomorrow to check, but I suspect the mechanic won't find anything wrong.

Sometimes the angels fly close enough to you that you can hear the flutter of their wings....

Psalms 55:22 ' Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved'

Be Blessed!
Skeptic

United States

#2 Nov 5, 2011
What a nice story about one human being doing another person a solid. However, let's leave God out of it. It's not likely that God "used" a regular person to be nice any more than Satan "used" some pervert to molest a child. Why must we always make things more complicated than they are? Often, the simplest explanation is the most likely.
pearsall57

El Monte, CA

#3 Nov 5, 2011
That was a beautiful story ,i loved it god bless you,and angels do exist .
Believer

Houston, TX

#4 Nov 6, 2011
Skeptic wrote:
What a nice story about one human being doing another person a solid. However, let's leave God out of it. It's not likely that God "used" a regular person to be nice any more than Satan "used" some pervert to molest a child. Why must we always make things more complicated than they are? Often, the simplest explanation is the most likely.
Skeptic keeps those thoughts to yourself. Hopefully you won't be tested someday when you come to need him. I believe this message 100% and I know so many others do. God Bless those of us who believe.

Since: May 11

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#5 Nov 6, 2011
Believer wrote:
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Skeptic keeps those thoughts to yourself. Hopefully you won't be tested someday when you come to need him. I believe this message 100% and I know so many others do. God Bless those of us who believe.
How Awesome is Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
that even those that do not believe, he is their with
them.
He stand at their door and knocks.
And in the mist of it all "HE HOLDS THEM IN HIS GRIP."

Amen!!!
Be Blessed!
Skeptic

United States

#6 Nov 6, 2011
Believer wrote:
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Skeptic keeps those thoughts to yourself. Hopefully you won't be tested someday when you come to need him. I believe this message 100% and I know so many others do. God Bless those of us who believe.
Hmmmm, let me think about it. No, I think I won't keep my thoughts to myself. The last I checked this was still a free country (at least until the religious nuts get a hold of it). Why do religious people always try to silence those who hold another point of view? It's been the same ever the Church threatened to put Galileo to death for correctly saying that the Earth revolved around the Sun. If I had an imaginary friend, I wouldn't try to force you to believe in him. Why must you make the rest of us believe in yours?
Satanic Pig Slaughter

Barnesville, OH

#7 Nov 6, 2011
Bunch of Bullshit! Satan is the only angel that can save you.
believer

United States

#10 Nov 8, 2011
Satanic Pig Slaughter wrote:
Bunch of Bullshit! Satan is the only angel that can save you.
may the good lord have mercy on your soul!!!

Since: May 11

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#11 Nov 8, 2011
believer wrote:
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may the good lord have mercy on your soul!!!
AMEN!
Skeptic

United States

#12 Nov 8, 2011
believer wrote:
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may the good lord have mercy on your soul!!!
You people are too funny! Can't you see that he's just pulling your chain? Lol
believer

United States

#13 Nov 9, 2011
Skeptic wrote:
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You people are too funny! Can't you see that he's just pulling your chain? Lol
yep that's what satan does he laugh's but guess who will have the last laugh.
Skeptic

United States

#14 Nov 9, 2011
believer wrote:
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yep that's what satan does he laugh's but guess who will have the last laugh.
"Satan" is merely a figment of your imagination. Are we still living in the 16th Century or something? BTW, the Taliban are big believers in God and Satan as well.

Since: May 11

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#15 Nov 9, 2011
What a nice story about one human being doing another person a solid. However, let's leave God out of it. It's not likely that God "used" a regular person to be nice any more than Satan "used" some pervert to molest a child. Why must we always make things more complicated than they are? Often, the simplest explanation is the most likely.
Skeptic wrote:
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Hmmmm, let me think about it. No, I think I won't keep my thoughts to myself. The last I checked this was still a free country (at least until the religious nuts get a hold of it). Why do religious people always try to silence those who hold another point of view? It's been the same ever the Church threatened to put Galileo to death for correctly saying that the Earth revolved around the Sun. If I had an imaginary friend, I wouldn't try to force you to believe in him. Why must you make the rest of us believe in yours?
You talk about freedom of speech, and that you won't keep quiet. Yet, in your first post, "YOU" said to leave God out of it. You contradict yourself.

That is fine that you don't believe in God. That is your choice. And it is my choice, and hearts desire to believe in him. My hope, my dreams, my desires. My Faith is in Christ alone.

I once was lost but now Im found.
Was blind but now I see.

Your unbelief in Christ is your choice. May I add that no matter what you are going through, Christ is with you.
When you have come to the end of your rope, when you feel that your in a situation that you just can't seem to get out of.
When you call upon the Lord, Jesus Christ he will bring you through it.
No doubt about it.....JESUS LOVES YOU!

Be Blessed!!!
Skeptic

United States

#16 Nov 9, 2011
the up side wrote:
What a nice story about one human being doing another person a solid. However, let's leave God out of it. It's not likely that God "used" a regular person to be nice any more than Satan "used" some pervert to molest a child. Why must we always make things more complicated than they are? Often, the simplest explanation is the most likely.
<quoted text>
You talk about freedom of speech, and that you won't keep quiet. Yet, in your first post, "YOU" said to leave God out of it. You contradict yourself.
That is fine that you don't believe in God. That is your choice. And it is my choice, and hearts desire to believe in him. My hope, my dreams, my desires. My Faith is in Christ alone.

I once was lost but now Im found.
Was blind but now I see.
Your unbelief in Christ is your choice. May I add that no matter what you are going through, Christ is with you.
When you have come to the end of your rope, when you feel that your in a situation that you just can't seem to get out of.
When you call upon the Lord, Jesus Christ he will bring you through it.
No doubt about it.....JESUS LOVES YOU!
Be Blessed!!!
I'm sorry, but where is the contradiction? I wasn't trying to shut you up like the other person who told me to "keep my opinions to myself". I was merely offering up a far more likely explanation for human kindness rather than some sort of divine possession. My point was, can't people simply be kind because it's the right thing to do? Didn't human kindness exist before Christianity was conjured up?

Also, what makes you think that I'm going through something in my life any more difficult than anyone else? To be totally honest, life is pretty good right now. Do you assume that something must be off simply due to the fact that I don't believe in Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, or an invisible man in the sky who makes everything OK?

My friend, religion (and it doens't matter which imaginary diety you subscribe to) equals superstition and it has always existed to:
1) exercise control over people
2) take money from the productive people in society and give it to the religious class (priests, preachers, imams, etc.)
Religion today is essentially no different than it was thousands of years ago when people believed that a chariot pulled the sun god across the sky every day. If I told you that was true, you would rightfully think that I was crazy. Well, how is it no less crazy to believe in half of the stories in the Bible?
Vote for Pedro

Arlington, TX

#17 Nov 9, 2011
Skeptic wrote:
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I'm sorry, but where is the contradiction? I wasn't trying to shut you up like the other person who told me to "keep my opinions to myself". I was merely offering up a far more likely explanation for human kindness rather than some sort of divine possession. My point was, can't people simply be kind because it's the right thing to do? Didn't human kindness exist before Christianity was conjured up?
Also, what makes you think that I'm going through something in my life any more difficult than anyone else? To be totally honest, life is pretty good right now. Do you assume that something must be off simply due to the fact that I don't believe in Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, or an invisible man in the sky who makes everything OK?
My friend, religion (and it doens't matter which imaginary diety you subscribe to) equals superstition and it has always existed to:
1) exercise control over people
2) take money from the productive people in society and give it to the religious class (priests, preachers, imams, etc.)
Religion today is essentially no different than it was thousands of years ago when people believed that a chariot pulled the sun god across the sky every day. If I told you that was true, you would rightfully think that I was crazy. Well, how is it no less crazy to believe in half of the stories in the Bible?
So surely you don't believe in any folly such as heaven or any unprovable afterlife. So while worms are eating your body, and your soul has ceased to exist, we stupid Christians will be either in the same boat, or with quite an upgrade if we're right and you're wrong. You can call me a chump now. I too am leading what I think to be a blessed life. When we're both gone, I guess we'll see who lost the bet. We're both happy in this life, and one of us will be wrong about the next. If I could find Jesus bones. If I could explain what caused the bang. If I could take credit for my daughter's smile or my wife's cure, I might rejoin you in not needing a Savior. But I can't. Thanks be to God. Jesus loves you right now my friend.
Skeptic

United States

#18 Nov 9, 2011
Vote for Pedro wrote:
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So surely you don't believe in any folly such as heaven or any unprovable afterlife. So while worms are eating your body, and your soul has ceased to exist, we stupid Christians will be either in the same boat, or with quite an upgrade if we're right and you're wrong. You can call me a chump now. I too am leading what I think to be a blessed life. When we're both gone, I guess we'll see who lost the bet. We're both happy in this life, and one of us will be wrong about the next. If I could find Jesus bones. If I could explain what caused the bang. If I could take credit for my daughter's smile or my wife's cure, I might rejoin you in not needing a Savior. But I can't. Thanks be to God. Jesus loves you right now my friend.
Forgive me, but it almost sounds as if you are a believer in fairy tales as a way of hedging your bets with "God". I agree, it would be nice if there was a beautiful existence after this flawed life comes to an end. I'm not saying that it's impossible, just improbable in my mind. At the end of the day two plus two equals four, no matter how much you believe that it equals five. Just because we humans are predesposed to believe in religion doesn't mean that it's not false.
Satan

San Antonio, TX

#19 Nov 11, 2011
jesus fa_gs everywhere, fu,k all you, i steal your soul, problem?

Since: May 11

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#20 Nov 12, 2011
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." (1 Corinthians 1:18)



Private Eye

United States

#21 Nov 13, 2011
Just ignore skeptic. He/She needs attention obviously.
Skeptic

United States

#22 Nov 13, 2011
Private Eye wrote:
Just ignore skeptic. He/She needs attention obviously.
How very Christian of you! Did you just get out of church?

You're so right! Just ignore me and my "logic". What is my problem that I'm not into worshiping your imaginary friend?! Lol

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