Stories That Inspire
Looking for stories that inspire you today? Or do you hope to inspire someone out there, looking for a hope. We have some amazing Testimonies that would inspire you and others looking to inspire.
‘In all things give God the glory
A man from Norfolk , VA called a local radio station to share this on Sept. 11th, 2003 , TWO YEARS AFTER THE TRAGEDIES OF 9/11/2001. His name was Robert Matthews.These are his words:
A few weeks before Sept. 11th, my wife and I found out we were going to have our first child. She planned a trip out to California to visit her sister. On our way to the airport, we prayed that God would grant my wife a safe trip and be with her. Shortly after I said ‘amen,’ we both heard a loud pop and the car shook violently. We had blown out a tire. I replaced the tire as quickly as I could, but we still missed her flight. Both very upset, we drove home. I received a call from my father who was a retired NYPD. He asked what my wife’s flight number was, but I explained that we missed the flight. My father informed me that her flight was the one that crashed into the southern tower. I was too shocked to speak. My father also had more news for me; he was going to help. ‘This is not something I can’t just sit by for; I have to do something.’not just concerned for his safety, of course, but more because he had never given his life to Christ. After a brief debate, I knew he made his mind up. Before he got off of the phone, he said, ‘Take good care of my grandchild.’ Those were the last words I ever heard my father say; he died while helping in the rescue effort. My joy that my prayer of safety for my wife was quickly answered, became anger. I was angry at God, at my father, and at myself. I had gone for nearly two years blaming God for taking my father away. My son would never know his grandfather, my father had never accepted Christ, and I never got to say good-bye.Then something happened. About two months ago, I was sitting at home with my wife and my son, when there was a knock on the door. I looked at my wife, but I could tell she wasn’t expecting anyone. I opened the door to a couple with a small child. The man looked at me and asked if my father’s name was Jake Matthews. I told him it was. He quickly grabbed my hand and said, “I never got the chance to meet your father, but it is an honor to meet his son.”
He explained to me that his wife had worked in the World Trade Center and got caught inside after the attack. She was pregnant and was found under debris. He then explained that my father had been the one to find his wife and free her. My eyes welled up with tears as I thought of my father giving his life for people like this. He then said, “There is something else you need to know.’ His wife then told me that as my father worked to free her,she talked to him and led him to Christ. I began sobbing at the news. Now I know that when I get to Heaven, my father will be standing beside Jesus to welcome me, and that this family would be able to thank him themselves.When their boy was born, they named him Jacob Matthew, in honor of the man who gave his life so that a mother and baby could live.
This story should help us to realize this: God is always in control.We may not see the reason behind things, and we may never know this side of heaven, but God is ALWAYS in control. Please take time to share this amazing story. You may never know the impact it may have
on someone. God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called..Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His love endures Forever. (Psalm 136:1)
Can A Murderer Be Forgiven?
An incredibly powerful reminder that Jesus paid the greatest price for our sins and we are forgiven…no matter what. Emmanuel murdered many people in the Rwandan Genocide. This is his powerful second-chance story, told in his own words. He takes us through
these life events filmed on site in Rwanda. John 14:6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”