I went on two trips I had never before even dreamed of - each with and as a gift from a (different) special and wonderful person who loves me. But definitely one of my most significant experiences in 2013 involved a lost dog.
I shared it in testimony meeting and most of you already know about the Midnight Miracle as you suffered through it with me via my blog or in person, but to me it was a really big thing and I contemplate it again and again.
In short my boys found a lost dog which we took in. We could not find her home and she did not fit in our home. In fact, she, our other dog, and we were all very, very unhappy. The dogs wanted to fight and we could not find a safe way to keep them apart without one of them being in total isolation.
Finally after trying everything we could, we resigned ourselves to sending her to the pound.
Diamond Cut Loyalty Canine Rescue & Pit Bull Rehabilitation up in Portland,OR (donate if you can) tried to help us in our plight. On that last fateful day their gal was on the phone all day even after the dog had been surrendered. She talked with every contact she had in our area and others. Miraculously one of her cat rescue contacts was talking to a friend who was temporarily dogless. Hearing about the dog we called Miss Jane Pitman, he hurried to the shelter and rescued her just at closing time.
She and his family are a perfect fit and they love each other. Miss Jane is now Midnight and one happy lucky dog. Mello Mel and I are now FB friends. I rejoice at the miracle whenever I think of it.
lessons - We had to suffer, work, pray, and do all that we could do. When we thought we had run out of all hope, the miracle happened. If the Lord will work a miracle for a homeless dog, what does He have in store for His faithful children? We have to do what we can, pray, exercise our faith, and we may suffer, but through it all keep faith the Lord knows you, He knows your problem, and He has blessings in store for you - probably more than you even thought possible.