Daily Devotional January 25, 2021

One of the true blessings in my life has been watching Wayne mature as a Christian.  I can still clearly remember the day he walked into my office and began his journey back to God.  It has not been easy process but I have witnessed Wayne transform, over the years, into the person God created him to be.  It has been beautiful to see.

Along with Wayne’s spiritual journey, there has also been extended health issues that have taken their toll. 

On more than one occasion, I have gone to the hospital wondering if Wayne would still be in this world.  Miraculously, every time, he pulled through.

Have endured many surgical procedures, the distress of dialysis, and the never-ending search  for a kidney donor, Wayne’s life was getting pretty hard.  Then, a woman in our congregation realized God’s will.

What follows are portions of text conversations Wayne and I had over several days.  He gave me permission to share this news.

Wayne:  “Great news!!!  I had someone come forward willing to see if she’s a match for a kidney transplant.  After all the testing, we found out today that she’s a match!!!  We can have surgery as soon as March!!!  God is so very good.  Thank you for your payers.”

Me:  “Awesome”

Wayne:  “This is 100% a God thing!  My donor got her test results back.  We are a GO for surgery.  After everything, she is an ideal match, and there is minimal risk of me rejecting her kidney.  Our God is an awesome God.”

Notice what happened.  A suffering man with a critical need.  A devout woman hearing God’s will.  An answer to many prayers.  Giving God the glory.

I am certain Wayne’s theme is, “I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.  (Psalm 86:12) 

Today, God may not ask you to do something has sacrificial as donating a kidney, but God will ask.  God will ask that you show love to the loveless, give hope to the hopeless, and give mercy to the merciless.  God is asking you to make a difference.

Don’t dismiss God’s call for your life.  And if you remain true, like the wonderful woman in our congregation, you too will enable someone to praise God.  Be a blessing.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, I pray my actions and words bring someone to the realization that you are a good and loving God.  Use me for your purpose.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

If you need a reminder about how good our God is, ask Wayne.  He’ll tell you.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins