from: John S. Lanphear- Lawrence, MI.
I just had to share this, what I believe to
be a miracle, with you! Just two Sabbath's ago in the afternoon I was
traveling from preaching at Otsego church to Cedar Lake academy to train
students and members on the RAD (Road
ADoption) program (that is part of the
I was just passing a
one of my friends Erik that
was riding with me suddenly shouted "SLOW DOWN! LOOK! LOOK AT THAT LICENSE
PLATE!!! We all just about could not
believe what we were seeing, as we both drew our cameras and shot pictures
of this with speed that would have made John Wayne smile and give a nod of
approval! But the approval that we seek is not of John Wayne, but our
Creator and Savior Jesus Christ! And that little display of this license
plate gave us confirmation that He was blessing our efforts to spread what
we truly believe to be His RAD program!
The odds of this one unique custom license
plate in Michigan driving on that particular busy road, on a busy Labor Day
weekend, at that exact time for us to pass by on our way to preach and teach
about the RAD program is probably greater than we can all imagine!
What's more, as I was praying on my knees
the other morning as usual, thanking God for giving me this sign, He
reminded me of how I was rushing my friend and his two boys to get in my
vehicle at Otsego church to make it on time to Cedar Lake when my son David
caught my eye and I was impressed to get out and go hug him one more time
and tell him that I love him! I wrestled for a moment with that impression
because that would seem to my passengers kind of double standard. The Holy
Spirit won out and I jumped and quickly ran over to my son and grabbed him
up and gave him a big bear hug and told him "I love you!". He reciprocated
my love, and off I ran to my vehicle and raced up to Cedar Lake! God showed
me while I was praying that if I had not followed His leading to take that
moment with my son, I would have missed this wonderful surprise He had
for me! HOW TRULY AWESOME IS OUR GOD!!! HOW WONDERFUL IS IT TO HAVE A
FRIEND LIKE HIM!!!
I just presented this
to St Joseph SDA church which is on fire for the Lord to get reaching their
community! They are very excited about it and can't believe how SIMPLE and
ORGANIZED it is! They want to get started ASAP. God is really pouring out
His Holy Spirit on our churches right now and giving them a strong urgency
to reach out to their communities like never before! Please pray that this
God given program will spread to our churches to help them reach this goal.
Keep the prayers going heavenward to our
Great Commander and Chief who is wanting to lead us every step of the way in
the battle for eternity!