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Ezekiel 34:30 – Then they will know that I, the Lord their God, am with them and that they, the house of Israel, are my people, declares the Sovereign Lord. (NIV)
My eldest daughter was travelling from Roanoke, Virginia, USA, to Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, one morning for a business conference, a distance of about 265 miles. Even although she is twenty-one, I always pray for her safety whilst flying. I woke up early that morning and prayed exclusively for her, asking God to take care of her and get her to the conference safely.
It's funny how God answers prayers. When she got to the check-in line that morning, they couldn't match her ticket. The conference was really important, and she burst into tears. She didn't know what to do, and being a single female traveling alone, she had no one to help, or at least that's what she thought.
Behind her in the line were sixteen professional wrestlers, who were also travelling to Cincinnati. These burly guys took control of the situation and managed to get everything sorted out for my daughter. They looked after her all the way through to the last airport, so she arrived safely and in time. I couldn't have asked for a bigger or better company of angels to escort her across the country. God works in mysterious ways and has a great sense of humour!
Prayer: Sovereign Lord, thank You for the many ways that You answer our prayers every day. We sometimes take Your blessings for granted and forget to thank You. Grant us grateful hearts, and help us to express cheerfully our devoted thanks to You. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.