“God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we are still sinners, Christ died for us,” (Romans 5:8). His love never stops. He moves behind the scenes even when we don’t realize it. He is working to answer our prayers before we think to pray or utter our requests. I have heard a couple testimonies from missionaries that prove this.
A hospital in Rwanda had been destroyed and rebuilt three times. During a period of eight weeks, no supplies or medications arrived. The doctor prayed, “Lord, we’re gonna have to close the hospital unless we can help these people. I cannot look into the empty eyes of these suffering people any longer.” The next day an airplane landed in the area of the hospital. The pilot said, “These medical supplies were on our dock, and we didn’t know what to do with them. Thought you could use them.” Tears streamed down the doctor’s wife’s face. “We serve a great God!”
Another missionary doctor needed hospital supplies that included hot water bottles for the patients who had pneumonia. The village held a prayer meeting and prayed specifically for all the things they needed. After the last request, a child prayed: “And please bring a dolly for my friend who is very sick.” The mail carrier delivered a big box within a few days. The villagers gathered around to see the package opened. Yes, item after item requested in prayer was opened. The doctor stopped unpacking, but the little girl said, “You didn’t get everything.” The doctor took out more packing material, and under it all was a dolly.
THINK ABOUT IT
Do you see how God moved the universe well in advance of the desperate cries for help? It takes at least two months for supplies to be delivered to missionaries. God orchestrated people to gather medicine, supplies (and a dolly) months before the needs were realized. It started when we first believed. God loved the world so much that He gave His only son as a sacrifice so that whoever believes in Him will not die in their sins but have eternal life (John 3:16), and He did that while we were still sinning (Romans 5:8).
PRAY ABOUT IT
Thank you, Father God, for loving us before we knew we needed it. Thank you for forgiving us when we didn’t know we needed forgiveness. Thank you for answering our prayer even before we pray. In Jesus’ name, Amen.