I had the best conversation with my ‘Ita’ today. I hadn’t talked to her since Easter night when I told her the news of my pregnancy. I didn’t say much as I was mainly calling to check in and tell her and my Ito that I missed them and was thinking of them and yet, the way she spoke and the things she said was as if she knew exactly what was in the depths of my heart. It was as if she knew the struggles I’ve faced the last week, the emotions I’ve kept inside, the encouragement I was yearning for.
A few hours later as I was preparing dinner and cleaning a few dishes with Jeremy Camp playing in the background, I was thinking about what she said and it hit me… She really couldn’t have known all that. Unless…..unless it was the Holy Spirit speaking through her to me. Unless she was the mouthpiece of the Lord. She couldn’t have given such clear, specific answers that I was looking for unless He who is the only one who knows our hearts had used her to speak directly to me. And it hit me. And the tears came streaming down my cheeks. God cares that much about me. He wants to speak to me. That clearly. Even audibly. Pouring Himself back into my heart. It was an overwhelming reminder that the God of the universe, the God of the past, the present and the future would no-kidding humble himself to come from His heavenly throne to enter my little old world on Marcella Way to talk to me, even in the voice of an 84- year old woman with a thick accent switching back and forth between English and Spanish 😉 …just to tell me He cares about me and my little old emotions and my pretty small challenges and that He wants me to know He loves me, He is with me, He understands everything I am experiencing, down to every little feeling and that it really is all for Him in the end.
I heard God’s voice and it was truly incredible!
And Ita, thank you for being a woman of prayer and faith who is always ready to be a vessel, used by Him. Thank you for being His voice. Don’t ever underestimate the power of your life of prayer and doing everything for love of Christ. Today, you brought me the living Christ in a special way and it was just what I needed!