My man has been praying about the same thing for a very long time. If you read my previous post, you get this. Anyway, he gets up very early every morning and spends time in prayer as he gets ready. (Praying men are hot.) He said that he had been reading the story of Gideon in the Old Testament and some of the stories where people had depended on God to move in their life, crumble the barriers, get them to the other side, make them conquerors, etc. He loved the parts where people had been rescued, delivered and what have you... and then had cause to rejoice, celebrate and praise God with whole hearts.
Well, Adrain had been praying and asking God to give him that moment on the other side of his story. A moment to revel in the miraculous rescue and to rejoice and praise God with all his heart. He said something like "God, can you give me this?" No sooner had these words come from his mouth in prayer than a voice from inside the closet chirped out loudly, "I... AM... THAT...HERO!"
Keep in mind, it was like 5:30 in the morning and the kids and I were fast asleep in a quiet house.
Way up on the shelf in the corner our closet, is a big bucket that holds toys for smaller children. They come out whenever we have littles over, and they all belonged to our kiddos, years ago. One favorite toy is a Larry Boy car from Veggie Tales. If you press the driver down into the seat it bellows in a Larry boy voice, "I...AM...THAT...HERO!"
Adrain was nowhere near that toy, which is why it startled him. Nothing had bumped it... just a battery on the fritz perhaps? I'm not so sure. I think God is creative and loves us and the words "I... AM... THAT...HERO" fit perfectly with what Adrain was asking.
I know that we can trust God with our waiting periods and believe that a rescue is indeed coming... because He is that hero.
Do you not just love that? (And in a Larry boy voice to boot. Ha!)
Happy Valentine's Day Sweets!!