Part 3: The Hand of God!

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As described in “The Great Airport Challenge” Part 1 and Part 2, there was a tremendous amount of fog at the airport I was trying to depart from. In fact, one could say the fog was as thick as a blanket and not exaggerate in the least. It might be the thickest fog I have ever seen.

After missing 3 of the scheduled departures due to the weather, the airline attendant announced one unsettling message: “If the fog does not clear up in the next 10 minutes, all flights out will be cancelled.”

It was time to pray.

I desperately wanted to board this flight because my wonderful sister was getting sealed to her husband, and I very much wanted to be there!

I decided I had better ask for help, from above, and from my family so they could also petition the Heavens to clear the fog if it be His will.

I had 10 minutes.

I sent out a mass text, including to my children. It read as follows: “If the fog doesn’t lift in the next 10 minutes, they are cancelling all flights and I won’t be able to go. Will you say a little prayer? It is easy for God to lift the fog if it is His will.”

Once I sent the text, I thought of my children. I thought of how much it would mean for them to witness a miracle. I had witnessed many, many miracles, but they were just starting out in life and were still building their faith in Christ. I began to pray that the fog would lift, not only so I could go to the sealing, but so THEY could see the unmistakable hand of the Lord. I thought this could be a wonderful missionary experience – for my own children.

I watched the fog.

It seemed to thicken. In fact, I sent the following text message to my husband and children: “The fog is like a blanket out here! A COMPLETELY THICK, WHITE MASS!”

I continued watching….then began to witness the very miracle I was praying for…..for my children especially.

I had to squint as I looked through the window. Were those trees forming in the distance? YES!  I sent the following text: “I am beginning to see trees!”

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I kept watching in gratitude. It was astounding that after remaining so thick for so long, the fog was lifting so quickly.  People were not surprised that I was taking pictures. They were awestruck as well.

Soon, the trees were not only beginning to appear…they were a bright, vivid green!

I soon sent the following text: “I can see some houses now!”

I prayed that the children would recognize this miracle for what it was.

Within 10 minutes the fog had lifted enough for the plane to land and I was able to board the plane. I made it to my sister’s sealing and my children were able to witness the unmistakable hand of God.

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“And that he manifesteth himself unto all those who believe in him, by the power of the Holy Ghost; yea, unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, working mighty miracles, signs, and wonders, among the children of men according to their faith.

But behold, I prophesy unto you concerning the last days; concerning the days when the Lord God shall bring these things forth unto the children of men.”

(2 Nephi 26:13-14)

The Great Airport Challenge!

Part 1: Phone a Friend!

Part 2:  Sharing the ESSENCE of the Gospel!

Part 4: Seat 24F

Part 5: The Best was Saved for Last!

 

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