SEE AND TELL

If we try hard enough, we can see God working everywhere we look:
In nature, society, the church, and our lives.  At Crosspoint, we desire to share these “God Sightings” as a way to glorify God and encourage each other.

During this time of physical isolation, we want to know how you are serving others, or how you have been blessed by your community.  
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SEE AND TELL SUBMISSIONS

During the pandemic I have marveled at God prepared us in the smallest of ways, from getting to see elderly loved to helping me purchase items I did not know I would need. Yesterday at our first church service was special. While standing to sing worship songs I was holding our one year old granddaughter. When I lifted my free hand in praise I noticed that she stretched out her hands. She was learning to praise Jesus. Thank You, Lord.
I've prayed and asked God to give me a love for My husband’s family members. Every Mother's Day I fuss and complain about getting together with them. This year, I reached out to all of them asking if we could get together! I am excited to say that we will, for lunch on Sunday. God is working in my heart helping me to love others and loosening my grip on what I think I want. 
Last Friday morning I was prayer journaling and asked God to move governor Ricketts heart to open up the state of Nebraska. That he would lift the restrictions on gatherings and we would be able to meet together in May. That afternoon I saw a news report that Governor ricketts had announced that very thing! That churches would be allowed to gather together in May. Praise God! My faith was strengthened in praying gods will! 
Last Friday morning I was prayer journaling and asked God to move governor Ricketts heart to open up the state of Nebraska. That he would lift the restrictions on gatherings and we would be able to meet together in May. That afternoon I saw a news report that Governor ricketts had announced that very thing! That churches would be allowed to gather together in May. Praise God! My faith was strengthened in praying gods will! 
Our daughter Beth came back from college in mid-March because her school closed. It was difficult for her say goodbye to her friends and college life since school close so quickly. She is adjusting well at home. We enjoy having her home, seeing her online classes and sharing her college experience. We are able to share a very special part of her life which we would have missed if she was at college. She is also able to see her brother who lives near us.
We have been praying through this pandemic for guidance with or business. God provided some free marketing through the Omaha World Herald that we would have otherwise never had in our marketing budget. We are thankful for His provision all along the way! 
Since I can no longer spend time with Ray because AZRIS Health is on shutdown to all visitors, God showed me another way to serve. Azria was in need of masks, so I have sewn at least 50 and another 25 are ready. Marge K just picked some up to mail to her daughter in ND because they can’t find any. I’ve put out about 30 for residents at the Tower. 
Thank you to all who have contributed to the making of masks for the greater Omaha area. Arla that elastic made 25 Masks and Carol those fabrics are just great for the guys. I was able to send 50 more masks to the Open door Mission. God is good, I have this activity while I’m not able to spend time with Ray. As you pray for us please go to Azria Health Midtown and click on pictures and see how a Ray is doing. His confusion is gradually going downhill but still knows me and so thankful for Skype. 
I was concerned about my granddaughter who seemed to be discouraged during this confinement. I asked my friend, Dee, in Australia, to pray for her. We have been prayer partners ever since college. That same day, my daughter told me that Naomi Mattox had sent my granddaughter a letter because she had been part of Naomi's small group at Adams School Good News Club. My granddaughter was thrilled to get the letter. She also received a Bible study book from CEF headquarters in Omaha, so felt special and appreciated by getting something just for herself in the mail. After watching Pastor Isaiah this morning, I am going to recommend his sermon to Dee and her family. Her son-in-law, Dave, has a small business in Australia and they are having lots of financial trouble due to COVID-19. He is also very discouraged. I am praying God will use Psalm 33 to encourage him.
Today our neighbor stopped by with her two daughters.  They had colored an Easter picture and decorated two small rocks to give to all the homes in our neighborhood.   It was nice to see parents thinking of ways to encourage their children to bless others, and we were the recipients of kindness during this time of isolation.
Our daughter had her bike stolen out of our front yard recently. We posted about it on our nextdoor neighborhood app and a family we didn't even know offered their daughter's old bike to us for free! It was better than the one that got stolen! Sometimes it's the small things that God takes care of to remind us of His mercy and grace.
My kids classes were scheduled over zoom today. It was such an encouragement to them! I’m thankful for the teachers willing to try something new, and for God strengthening me to as well! It was a blessing! 
Today I am recognizing God’s care for our children! Our daughter is going to college this fall and has already been offered a part time job while there. Also, because of the quarantine we were able to get a very reasonable airplane ticket to bring her home for her first visit! Our adult children are both still working and supporting themselves during this time. Grateful for God’s working on our behalf! 
God has strengthened me to wake up before my kids in the morning to spend time in the word. Even with less sleep, I am more cheerful and focused. I know that’s through the work of the Holy Spirit in me! 
After spending a few days in the sun, my body felt totally refreshed and new. My spirits were lifted, and I just felt healthier. It is an awesome reminder of how God created each part of this world for our physical refreshment. Furthermore, it shows how our physical refreshment powers our spirit. I felt more motivated to work harder, read my Bible, pray. 
God has provided financially in a very big way for our family. We will be able to pay off some debt with this gift He has given us. God is so good!