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Life is filled with expectations! However, many times they go unmet and yet God continues to bless and provide. This Advent, some of our Messiah staff will share stories of times when their life expectations were not met and yet God worked through the situation anyway. We pray these stories will encourage you as we think about What to Expect...When You're Expecting! Let’s prepare our hearts and homes for Jesus, the best unexpected blessing we will ever receive!!

A Prayer of Thanks

Sherry Thimijan | Preschool Director/Teacher

The due date for our second child was August 31st. By the middle of August we were ready and excited to grow our family. The baby did not arrive on time, but came very late. Our son was born on October 2nd.

Our very old fashion Doctor said, "this baby will be born when he is ready." September was a very long month for us. Every day his sister would get up and asked if the baby came during the night. By the middle of September we were having fears that something was wrong with the baby.

There were many prayers for a healthy child, strength for me, my health, and patience. The Lord answered these prayers with a frantic rush to the hospital, and an hour later I had a beautiful 9 pound 8 ounce boy. The old fashion Doctor gave me our son and with my hand on the baby and my husband's hand on mine, he put his hand on top of ours and prayed a prayer of thanks.

2 Samuel 22:31
As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.

Prayer
Thank you Lord, for the great promises Your Word gives. You guide us on the journey that you planned before we were born. Your design of life is perfect. Thank you for being ever faithful as we move along the path created for us to follow. Amen

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