Heaven Sent Messages

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • May 17, 2017
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Heaven Sent Messages

Often my best times of "waiting on the Lord" happen when I am waiting in busy airports, whether for a delayed flight or late baggage. When everything is noisy, harried and hurried, God enjoys giving pleasant reminders of his glory and grace. Like these set of chairs I noticed in the Special Services Section. As Ken was checking us in, I smiled when I noticed that the handicap-icon in the middle… was missing his wheelchair!

It made me muse on Isaiah 35:4-6: "Say to those with anxious hearts, 'Be strong, do not be afraid. Here is your God… and he will save you.' Then the eyes of the blind will be opened… then the lame will leap like deer." I'm a little like that stick figure; one day I'll be missing my wheelchair (amazing what you glean from an airport's Special Services Section)! This world is a little like LAX, filled with people rushing here and there. But when we open the eyes of our hearts; when we wait on Him, we see quiet heaven-sent messages from God all around us. Today, keep your eyes open for God's message of encouragement to you.


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Hello Joni :) Thank you for this blog post!!! Yes, I´ll too go on waiting for the Lord and I feel He has so much to say. Hopefully soon. At least there are so many precious things to thank Him about!!! Starting with that. God bless you in all your flight journies, at work and everywhere!!!
  • May 18, 2017
  • 11:33 a.m.
  • Marja Poutiainen
Such a great reminder of one of the Lord's subtle gifts. It's such a blessing to see these little messages from Him wherever we are at any time. My favourite is from when I was newly grieving my late Sister. I had been chatting online with a friend and we'd been remembering little snippets of life with Sissy, and I ended up quite upset later on, so decided to take my lunch to the beach.tl "clear the cobwebs" as they say. While there I looked up to the beautiful blue sky that had been cloudless when I arrived, and there were just two wispy, lacy clouds hovering just in my eyeline straight in front. They were formed in almost perfect shape of what artists depict as angel wings - one slightly smaller above a larger one. My Sister was younger than me and stood at 4ft 10ins due to Down Syndrome. Wow, I'll never forget that sight. I know she is my guardian angel just as she always was here watching and fussing over us with gift of immense love that was God's gift to her.
  • May 18, 2017
  • 1:41 a.m.
  • Dalma Bugg
Oh Lord how dearly I long to have a message from you that I would know that I am pleasing to you and carrying forth as you would have me to be. Without you I can do nothing. It is you alone who is sustaining me. Please hear my prayers for this hard trial that has brought salvation to one and I believe you for all the others. All glory and honor be yours Lord Jesus. Amen
  • May 17, 2017
  • 8:23 a.m.
  • Stefani