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115th -- A Soldier With A Mission


We need to remember that God is an on time God. He is never early and
never late, but we sometimes think that God has left us or forgotten us
because we don't get the answer to our prayers right away. The Bible says
that God knows what we need even before we ask Him, so I encourage you to
continue to trust the Lord no matter how hopeless or bleak your situation
may seem. God has a plan for your life and is always working behind the
scenes to make your hearts desires come true. (Matthew 6:8) (Psalm 37:4) 

This story really blessed and reminded me that God is always on time when
we need an answer from Him to meet our needs. I hope this story will both
bless and encourage you to hold on to your faith in the Lord and know that
He will never leave you nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)


In 1949, my father had just returned home from the war. On every American
highway you could see soldiers in uniform hitchhiking home to their
families, as was the custom at that time in America. 

Sadly, the thrill of his reunion with his family was soon overshadowed. My
grandmother became very ill and had to be hospitalized. It was her kidneys,
and the doctors told my father that she needed a blood transfusion
immediately or she would not live through the night. The problem was that
grandmother's blood type was AB-, a very rare type even today, but even
harder to get then because there were no blood banks or air flights to
ship blood. 

All the family members were tested, but not one member was a match. So the
doctors gave the family no hope; my grandmother was dying. My father left
the hospital in tears to gather up all the family members, so that everyone
would get a chance to tell Grandmother goodbye. 

As my father was driving down the highway, he passed a soldier in uniform
hitchhiking home to his family. Deep in grief, my father had no
inclination at that moment to do a good deed. Yet it was almost as if
something outside himself pulled him to a stop, and he waited as the
stranger climbed into the car. My father was too upset to even ask the
soldier his name, but the soldier noticed my father's tears right away and
inquired about them. 

Through his tears, my father told this total stranger that his mother was
lying in a hospital dying because the doctors had been unable to locate
her blood type, AB-, and if they did not locate her blood type before
nightfall, she would surely die. It got very quiet in the car. Then this
unidentified soldier extended his hand out to my father, palm up. Resting
in the palm of his hand were the dog tags from around his neck. The blood
type on the tags was AB-. The soldier told my father to turn the car
around and get him to the hospital. 

My grandmother lived until 1996, 47 years later, and to this day no one in
our family knows the soldier's name. But my father has often wondered; was
he a soldier or an angel in uniform? Sometimes, we never know who God will
bring into our lives to carry out a special mission nor do we know whose
lives God will have us touch. 

Author Unknown

I want you to be encouraged and have confidence in the fact that God knows
what He is doing and just as He brought the answer to the grandmother in 
this story, He will do the same for you. God is all knowing and knows 
exactly how much we can handle. He will never give you more than you are
able to bear, and I want you to know that if you are going through a tough
situation, God knows your strong character and that you are able to bear 
it. You stay faithful and know that the end of your trial or hardship will
bring you forth as pure Gold. (1 Corinthians 10:13) (Job 23:10) 

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall 
direct thy paths."

Psalm 37:3-6 "Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the 
land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and
He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the 
LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall 
bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the 

Psalm 34:4-9 "I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from 
all my fears. They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces 
were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved
him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about 
them that fear Him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is
good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him. O fear the LORD, ye his 
saints: for there is no want to them that fear Him."

All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.

In Christ Service, 

Dwayne Savaya 
Gods Work Ministry 


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