Sunday, 18 July 2010

Barnstaple, German Flag, Red Coat, Knee Pain!

I heard a great story the other day from some really good friends of mine who had an amazing encounter whilst on holiday in Tiverton. Such a fun example of being naturally supernatural!

Richard had a picture whilst in bed one morning of a signpost with the word Barnstaple across it. He'd never heard of the place before, but when he looked it up, found that it was only 20 miles from where they were staying! Later that same day he also got a picture of the German flag. Both images stayed with him throughout the day and so as a family they decided to pay Barnstaple a visit the next day.

As they arrived in the town Richard got a further two pictures of someone in a red coat suffering with knee pain. After a quick trip to Costa (all good people love Costa!) they were somewhat stunned to stumble across a market area with flags from different countries of the world hanging over the stalls. They made their way to the German flag which was directly above a stall being served by a lady in a red coat! God is so fun!

After plucking up some courage to speak to the lady it turned out that she did in fact have knee pain and she allowed Richard and Sarah to pray for her...it also transpired that this lady used to live in Bedford (!) and that someone close to her had recently died which was causing her to have some difficulties with her faith! My friends got to share God's heart with this lady and pray for her that she would know His love in a new way.

How amazing is God that He would use my friends' holiday destination to love on and encourage one of His precious children (and how amazing are my friends, Richard and Sarah, for changing their plans to be obedient to God's promptings!) Do it again God!

2 comments:

Julia said...

Wow this is fantastic! Well done them and what a brilliant fun Treasure Hunt! Just one little thing though, I think it is Barnstaple not Barnstable :-)

Wendy said...

Thanks Julia...now corrected :o)