“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Matthew 7:6-7
In May 2013, the "Jascon 4" tugboat was towing a tanker 15 nautical miles from the coast of Nigeria. A sudden storm came up and the tug capsized.
More than two days later, divers arrived at the floating, but still capsized vessel. The team of South African divers scoured the waters for body recovery operations. They began hammering on the hull of the boat and were shocked to hear faint hammering in reply. One crewman, Harrison Okene, was found in an air pocket of the boat.
The 29-year-old Nigerian cook was the sole survivor of the twelve man crew. Harrison was in the restroom when water swept into the ship around 5 am.
He remembers: "All around me was just black, and noisy. I was crying and calling on Jesus to rescue me, I prayed so hard. I was so hungry and thirsty and cold and I was just praying to see some kind of light."
He had been underwater in the air pocket for almost 60 hours when he heard the hammering on the deck.
Jesus does answer our prayers! Today in prayer, bring before Him your needs, worries and cares and be confident that He will answer them.
“The whole canon of Bible teaching is to illustrate the great truth that God hears and answers prayer.” – E.M. Bounds
God’s Word: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Mark 11:24
By Peter Kennedy, Copyright 2013
What is a family
What is a family:
People who care
Who love, and live,
And work and share
Their lives, their joys
Their sorrows, their pain
In sunshine, in breezes,
In thunder, in rain.
When work is finished
And starlight’s at play
‘Tis the love of your family.
That, always, will stay.
Sandy Davis 11/4/2013