Recently I was on a mission trip to Sri Lanka. It is a very intense time for that nation. I was there in the month of February. Six hundred people had been killed in that nation from January first of this year until the day I arrived there. Four hundred of that number had been civilians.
I felt that it was the Lord's idea that we go there to pray with the people and encourage them. I had an assurance in my heart that all would be well for us. However the loved ones back home struggled with our going. It brought many to their knees on our behalf.
One of my cousins was very disturbed by the possibility of us being in danger. She was crying out to the Lord on our behalf one day. She felt she heard Him respond to her prayer with these words, "I am watching her like a hawk."
My cousin lives in a big city in the Midwest and she said that she had never really noticed any hawks there until after she heard the Lord speak. Within a few minutes she saw a hawk. And then she saw two more. By the end of the day, she had seen fifteen hawks. The Lord made it very clear to her that He was watching over us.
Many things happened on that journey and I can assure you that the Lord made it obvious He was watching over me.
I will share more of this story tomorrow.
Because He Lives!