As we journey through Advent this year, we reflect once more on the Christmas story and I am filled with wonder that at the centre of this story, is a baby! Most people love babies. You don’t have to be a mother yourself, or you don’t have to be holding a baby to feel it. Just seeing a baby in someone else’s arms, or in a pram on the street, or hearing a baby cry, is often enough to cause us to pause and think how beautiful or cute babies are, or how tiny they are, and how helpless and vulnerable they are. Imagine, the God of all the Universe, being willing to humble Himself to become a vulnerable human baby!!
Ten years ago, Carolyn, a worker in North Africa, hired a French teacher named Amina (names changed). Over the years their relationship deepened from teacher and student to friends. Remaining close throughout job changes, moving cities and life’s ups and downs, their friendship presented numerous opportunities for Carolyn to share her faith. While open to conversation, Amina and her husband remained closed to the truth.
Not long after Amina married, her thoughts turned toward motherhood. For many years they hoped and prayed for a child. Unfortunately, they met with complications and a few miscarriages. For years, Carolyn joined them in praying for a baby. Until one day Amina shared exciting news with her friend. She was pregnant.
After years of praying with this couple, God answered. Carolyn shared the story of Hannah, who pleaded with God for a son. She trusts God that through this child He will reveal Himself to this family.
Pray that God would open the eyes of this family in a miraculous way through this long-awaited answered prayer.
Pray that many other North African women in similar situations would receive prayer in Jesus’ name for a much wanted baby. May God answer these prayers and lead women and families to a saving knowledge of Jesus who is the author and giver of life!
Source : [http://news.om.org/country-article/r42490]