The Word Among Us

Advent 2012 Issue

A “Blank Check” for God

The blessings flowed once I surrendered my plans to the Lord.

Let Works of Mercy Be Our Delight

What am I going to do now? Newly widowed at just fifty years old, that’s the question I was facing. I decided to put it on hold, though, after receiving a surprise check from my husband’s former employer. Before doing anything else, I wanted to fulfill my lifetime dream of visiting the land where Jesus lived.

I was in Jerusalem, not thinking about my future, when God began unfolding it anyway. It happened through a conversation that helped give

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