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    A Mans Testimony from Virginia (Excellent Read)

    A man from Norfolk , VA called a local radio station to share this on Sept
    11th, 2003,
    TWO YEARS AFTER THE TRAGEDIES OF 9/11/2001. His name was Robert Matthews.
    These are his words:

    A few weeks before Sept. 11th, my wife and I found out we were going to have
    our first child.
    She planned a trip out to California to visit her sister. On our way to the
    airport, we prayed
    that God would grant my wife a safe trip and be with her. Shortly after I
    said 'amen,' we both
    heard a loud pop and the car shook violently. We had blown out a tire.

    I replaced the tire as quickly as I could, but we still missed her flight.
    Both very upset,
    we drove home.

    I received a call from my father who was retired NYFD. He asked what my
    wife's flight number was,
    but I explained that we missed the flight.

    My father informed me that her flight was the one that crashed into the
    southern tower.
    I was too shocked to speak. My father also had more news for me; he was
    going to help.
    'This is not something
    I can just sit by for; I have to do something.'

    I was concerned for his safety, of course, but more because he had never
    given his life to Christ. After
    a brief debate, I knew his mind was made up. Before he got off of the
    phone, he said, 'Take good care
    of my grandchild. Those were the last words I ever heard my father say; he
    died while helping in the rescue effort.

    The joy, that my prayer of safety for my wife had been answered, quickly
    became anger. I was angry
    at God, at my father, and at myself. I had gone for nearly two years
    blaming God for taking my father
    away. My son would never know his grandfather, my father had never accepted
    Christ, and I never
    got to say good-bye.

    Then something happened. About two months ago, I was sitting at home with
    my wife and my son,
    when there was a knock on the door. I looked at my wife, but I could tell
    she wasn't expecting anyone.
    I opened the door to a couple with a small child.

    The man looked at me and asked if my father's name was Jake Matthews. I
    told him it was.
    He quickly grabbed my hand and said, 'I never got the chance to meet your
    father, but it is an honor to meet his son.'

    He explained to me that his wife had worked in the World Trade Center and
    had been caught inside
    after the attack. She was pregnant and had been caught under debris. He
    then explained that my
    father had been the one to find his wife and free her. My eyes welled up
    with tears as I thought of
    my father giving his life for people like this. He then said, 'There is
    something else you need to know.'

    His wife then told me that as my father worked to free her, she talked to
    him and led him to Christ.
    I began sobbing at the news.

    Now I know that when I get to Heaven, my father will be standing beside
    Jesus to welcome me, and that this family would be able to thank him themselves .

    When their baby boy was born, they named him Jacob Matthew, in honor of the man who gave his life so that a mother and baby could live.

    This story should help us to realize: God is always in control. We may not
    see the reason behind things, and we may never know this side of heaven, but God is ALWAYS in
    control..

    Please take time to share this amazing story. You may never know the impactit may have on someone.
    God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
    Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures forever. Psalm
    136:1

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    That was a good read! Thank you for sharing!!!

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    Praise the Lord! Just emailed that testimony to several friends.

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    I also was moved by your words. I sent this to my friends both saved and unsaved. It is a blessing to all.

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    That's was an incredible read
    "Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart." - Nehemiah 6:8

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    Unhappy

    I was very moved when I read this post; but as always, I like to verify the authenticity of something like this before subscribing to it.

    You can imagine my disappointment when I read this: http://urbanlegends.about.com/librar...t_matthews.htm .

    In short, I think that we cannot believe this .

    God bless,
    Matthew

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    I agree, it would be nice to believe it but the odds are against it.

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    Maybe it is true...maybe it isn't true....but things like this can and do happen with God...we all have probably experienced some small miracle God has done for us. Maybe a flat tire to keep you out of a wreck farther up the road(that is something God did for us while we were traveling)....maybe a wreck you walked away from that nobody believed you should...

    Either way, I believe the message behind this to be absolutely true...
    Lu 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

    Mr 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.


    How many times did the impossible happen in the bible: a 90 year old woman has a child, a virgin birth, a burning bush, parting waters, a donkey who spoke, and so much more..true or not, this story is not impossible..

    Mt 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me...Phil. 4:13

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    Well said, ShortStuff... with God all things are possible

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    Although that is a wonderful and potent reminder that God is still in the business of answering prayer and saving souls; since the Testimonies forum is for Christians to give their own first-hand testimonies, we're going to close this thread.
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    ****When the Lord opens a door, don't walk through it....run full speed; if it's the wrong one He'll let ya know...sometimes He just wants to see if you'll move at all!****


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