An Easter Message


I’d like to wish my friends, neighbors, and any relatives that happen to read this, a very Happy Easter.  It is especially meanful to me.this during this coronavirus crisis.  I just finnished watching Franklin Graham’s Easter Message, and was inspired to write.

With prayers we will over come this.  I, myself, haven’t been a very good church goer.  But I still love the Lord and believe in Him.

When I was a young ten-year old, I had a paper route that took me out to the edge of town.  I had to get up at 3:30 in the morning.  I rode my bicycle and there was one area where there it was nearly no houses, and in my imagination I would hear strange noises in the darkness.  Each time I would pray to the Lord, and promise anything if he would just get me through that half-mile.

As a recruit in basic training, I would read my Gideon’s bible each night, asking Him for help to get me through each grueling day.

Later when I was assigned to the Air Force Survival School at Stead AFB in Reno, Nevada, I found that I had a guardian angel with me.  One day, I was dead broke, no money and was sitting in the dayroom, when a fellow airman came in and sat down beside.  My pay at the time was 37.60 per month.  My friend was a very religious person, and he tried to console me.  He suggested that we walk in to town and he would buy me a cup of coffee.  We were in off-base housing on the grounds of the University of Nevada.  A favorite place of mine was Tiny’s Waffle House, just inside the famous arch, on the right side of the street.

We stopped in there.  We sat and this friend, I don’t remember his name, kept telling me that I shouldn’t worry, that the Lord works in mysterious ways.  When we went to leave and he was paying the bill, I had my hand in my pocked, and lo and behold I found a dime way down in the bottom.  On a whim, I put it in the usual slot machine next to the cash register, where you could find them in all of the business in town.  A miracle occured.  I struck a jackpot for 20.00, more than enough to get me through the month.  Yes, He works in mysterious ways, indeed.

On another ocassion after Ann and I were married and were assigned to San Angelo, we were taking trip to Waco.  At one point, and a highway junction, I suddenly found myself in the wrong lane facing the oncoming traffic.  A car was coming right at us.  All of a sudden my steering wheel was yanked to the right, as the oncoming driver drove to his right.  We missed each other my mere inches.  I had to pull off the road and wait to get my wits back I know I had divine help turning that wheel.

There are many more experience of my guardian angel stepping in for me when needed, but I would need another page to tell you them all.

Of course, our marriage was a beautiful story of the Lord bringing Ann and I together.  It is unbelievable and you can read it for yourself Here if you are interested.

So I know the Lord is always watching over me and Ann.

I hope you enjoyed this and gave you some inspiration.


8 thoughts on “An Easter Message

  1. Thanks for sharing your personal faith experiences. Jesus really did take the wheel, didn’t he? Blessings abound.


  2. Good morning Bob and a very Happy Easter to you and Ann. I’ve attached my favorite Easter reminder, a photo I took of the cross overlooking San Angelo. I look at it and it is Easter all year long.

    God bless you and Ann and I still hold out hope of returning to San Angelo some day and taking some pictures with you again.

    Jim Cunningham


  3. Happy Easter to you and Ann also. It is good to hear from you during this “stay at home” time, and I appreciate you sharing. The Lord is alive and is for us!! hugs

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