In 2014, my daring husband took a long journey to Costa Rica from our home in Texas. He drove our Expedition down there for our mission work. The journey through Mexico and Central America is not always safe, so we prayed a covering over him as he left and daily until he finally crossed each border.
One prayer warrior prayed over Jerry the night before he left and asked that God would make him invisible to anyone wanting to do him harm. Even our little four-year-old granddaughter prayed that God would send the angel mermaids to make him invisible. She had no idea what brother James had already prayed. It was like a confirmation.
On about the third night he and his friend Lanny, who drove a bus headed for Honduras, stopped around two in the morning to get a little rest. Jerry fell on his way to the room and cut a gash right above his wrist that was so deep, he needed stitches. He wrapped it with an old teeshirt to stop the bleeding.
Jerry headed out for a bite to eat and noticed a family from outside who were walking. The water in the rooms poured out a dirty dark tan, so as he pulled out a bottle of Ozarka from his 24 pack, he offered some to them.
When they approached him, the mother noticed the bloodied shirt covering the wound and asked if she could pray for him. Of course, he agreed. She pulled out a blue salve and rubbed it into the wound, then prayed. Immediately, Jerry noticed that the cut had closed up and within a few moments his skin was totally restored to normal. He went to show Lanny and looked up to thank them again, but they were already out of sight. We know this was a divine appointment for his protection from further complications.
Wings of protection followed him through all of his border crossings; stops at hotels; drives in the dark before daylight; and around the hills up into the mountains until he finally crossed into the peaceful country of Costa Rica, where we use our vehicle for our services and conferences God opens up.
I am convinced of the love, goodness, and presence of our loving God wherever we go. We lean on God; he is faithful to protect and perform his promises: no matter what.
Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”
“Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms,
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.”
(lyrics and music by Anthony Showalter and Elisha Hoffman)