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Raquel wrote yesterday


June 11, 1995... three days before the accident
Twenty years ago today, June 14, 1995, Tom, Jessica, and myself were involved in a fatal, head-on collision in Germany. I am so thankful to God for all His faithfulness, during that time and since then, and wonderful health even in a wheelchair. “But He said unto me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly for my weaknesses so that Christ's power can rest in me" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

God certainly does not look at things like man does! We spent this weekend enjoying the visit of my brother, Mike, who is a pastor in Minnesota, and his family, as well as my sister-in-law, Karyn, visiting from Alaska. Mike shared a great message with us in a Bible study this afternoon. It was a wonderful time and God's presence was very real and close.

A couple verses he shared really spoke to me today. It amazes me how God's Word is always teaching me something new, even having read and studied the Bible every day since I was just a little girl. You might read a verse many, many times and then one day, God speaks through that verse!

"It is a miracle that we survived"
Here are the things that God spoke to me today. “Thus says the Lord, ‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches, but let him that boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteous-ness on the earth: for I delight in these things’ declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 9:23). And Isaiah 55:9, God says: "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts are higher than your thoughts."

Men try to bring God down to their level by trying to understand things through their limited understanding and it doesn't work. Instead of asking how a good God can send anyone to hell, ask why the great Creator of the universe would want to save anyone… yet He does! I hear so much teaching lately about how we should understand that we are beautiful and we are worth saving etc., but if you truly are a student of the Bible, it doesn't teach that at all! The Bible teaches that we have incurred God's wrath because of our sin and that it is only though His great mercy that we can receive salvation through Christ's stepping into that wrath for us. It is absolutely nothing that we deserve or can earn.
First week-end home for visit after accident

(I find it more than a coincidence that on Saturday, the 13th, I posted a quote from Martyn Lloyd-Jones, based on the same verse in Jeremiah to which Raquel refers, given by Mike in his message the next day. Today, I am going to add some very interesting links to the Lloyd-Jones' post. Please take notice!

Click on the following link to read Raquel’s full account of the accident, as well as her personal testimony of salvation. After that, there is a short story about how the Lord used her in Macedonia, when she, Tom and Jessica visited her brother, Dan, only a short time later. Then, there is the miraculous story of Katia’s birth:

Here is an article telling of another miracle in Katia, after she swallowed a battery:


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