This afternoon five of us from Bus 2 took a couple of hours to do some shopping. As we were walking along The Promenade, our friend Jack Gilbert suddenly suggested we go into a jewelry store to look at some coins. As we shopped we engaged the kind attendant Elizabeth at the store. As the conversation progressed, she asked that we remember the people of Israel as we return home and how happy she was we had visited.
We shared with her our love for God’s chosen people and that many in the U.S. pray regularly for protection and for the peace of Israel. She got teary, and I felt impressed that we should pray. The five of us and Elizabeth formed a circle, and I led us in prayer for blessing and protection for this land and I closed as usual, “In Jesus’ name.” As we said amen Elizabeth enthusiastically exclaimed; “I am so happy you came in because I am His also like you!” I thought, how wonderful of the Lord to have led us into this store for such a time as this. We return with our hearts full and, as Chuck and Tom Hayes shared this week, praying for the upcoming testing that is sure to follow. May we be found faithful.
Thank you IFL for the trip of a lifetime!
—Angel Ribo PA-C, MPAS