Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu of Israel, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania left the Old City of Jerusalem within the past hour with their delegates and attendants in toe including all the helicopters that have been flying overhead all day. Then shortly after curfew was lifted my two surprise guests left .......

Angels unaware?  No .. but close!

It's 1856 or 6:56pm on May 22, 2017.  It's hazy with low cloud cover and dusk is starting to descend.  My home is peaceful and unusually quiet even tho there are the neighbors televisions playing and conversations going on everywhere and a random helicopter keeps circling.  Does that make sense... it's physically loud, yet there is a peace I don't comprehend.

Let me back up .... I've had an amazing lady living with me for a few weeks.  Shirley is a vibrant volunteer for Christ Church.  She left yesterday to go home.  I put her in the taxi, picked up my clean linens .. and as I walked home told God:  "I don't want to be home alone, locked in during the Presidential visit for hours and God....I am scared about making rent without a roomie. I need you to hear me! "

I came in and put the linens down and started to cry when my  my phone alerted me to a message.  Nina from Christ Church (where I had just walked from) was letting me know there were two Ukrainian women from Portland in the museum looking for me.  They are the aunts of Shulamita (a young woman who lived with me for a while).  "Come here, they are waiting." 

I walk quickly to the museum and stand in the doorway looking at two women chatting... and one stares at me and asks "are you Mary Kristi?"  I said "yes"... and before you know it I have two complete strangers that I didn't know were coming for a visit following me to my apartment with luggage clacking down the ancient Jerusalem stone lined streets. 

My thought process:  THANKG GOD I HAVE CLEAN LINENS!  My second thought:  They are Shulamita's family, which make them my family .. which means I need to host them (southern hospitality).  Third thought:  What the HECK ARE YOU DOING LETTING STRANGERS INTO YOUR HOME?  Final thought:  GOD, is this you??   .....................................  (silence).

They are hurried because the city is closing down due to the arrival of President Trump and they have a few things they need.  LUNCH, shopping, Kotel (Western Wall to pray).  They fall asleep and miss church and only wake for a brief moment from all of the fireworks were lighting up the night sky for Jerusalem Day! 

The next morning we get up make a big breakfast and start to pray.  They prayed over me and anointed me with oil.  They told me stories .. and then we prayed more... more for Jerusalem and for the President Trump and then they napped.  I prepared lunch and watched Trump on the livestream ... 

We eat ... laugh .. joke.. I pray and nap ... 

I get up just past 5pm.  The curfew has lifted and they are ready to leave to go back to Telaviv....  

They said we have a small gift for you ... and laid some money on the table...  $400.00.   You see that was nothing but a miracle to me...  NOTHING BUT A MIRACLE... 

NOTHING BUT A MIRACLE - there was a young lady that was going to move in with me and at the last minute could not so I was worried.. how is rent going to be paid God?? HOW??  

But, HE SAID "WATCH ME SHOW UP and SHOW OFF FOR YOU MY BRIDE." 

They left as quickly as they had arrived... 

YET they left me feeling well loved by Abba God...  they left me knowing I am on the right track... they left me encouraged and a PEACE that Passeth all understanding floods my soul!!!! 

I MAY NOT KNOW HOW each month rent will be paid... but GOD does ... 

HE may have been silent when I prayed but HE clearly went BEFORE ME to prepare a miracle... I was NOT ALONE and HE PROVIDED! 

 

 

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