For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
The previous story was about Amy Carmichael, the girl who prayed for blue eyes. The answer to her prayer was “no.” Today’s story shows why. God had plans for that Irish girl, plans that included more than 50 years in India rescuing children from the clutches of idolatry, leading them to a beautiful life with Christ. Over the years Amy was Amma (mom in Tamil) for close to a thousand girls and boys.
God has wonderful plans for each of his children. Unfortunately, many do not seek these plans because they want to do their own will; but there is nothing better than following God’s ways.
To Jeremiah the Lord said: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations” (1: 5).
From the time of his birth, God watched over Moses, preparing him for the great mission of rescuing Israel from slavery. Have you followed the stories of The Great Escape? Joshua, who led the people in conquering the Promised Land, had years of preparation as Moses’ servant. The following stories are going to be about Conquering the Promised Land!
God had plans for Samuel, God’s answer to Hannah’s prayer. As a child, God spoke to him (see 1 Samuel 3). This child, who grew up in the temple, became a great prophet.
We have had the stories of Elijah and Elisha, men who followed God’s plans and saw wonderous miracles.
The greatest thing is God’s love and plans to save humanity. Nobody could stop him. Jesus came and gave his life as a ransom for many. We continue fulfilling God’s plans in proclaiming his holy gospel.
God had very special plans for Amy Carmichael. She gave her life for the children of India. They loved their Amma.
Find Part 2 of the story under MISSION STORIES.
Another story you find on this page is “Breakfast from Heaven” about George Muller. I received some pictures from my friend Karuna. They told the story to the children in the Maranatha Ministry and the children colored the flash-card pictures. The children don’t speak English so the story was translated for them.
What a good idea, to use the pictures in gray scale and color them!
Please pray for these precious children.