A Hot Water Bottle

by Vonette Bright

Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. Matthew 6:8 (NKJV)

Do you believe God knows what you need, before you ask Him?  Ruth, a young African girl, believed God would answer her prayer.

Ruth lived in a mission home for orphans.  One night, a tiny infant and her crying two-year-old sister were left motherless.  A hot water bottle was needed to keep the baby warm.  But in tropical Africa, none could be found!

Ruth prayed that God would send one that afternoon.  She prayed, “Would You please send a doll for the little girl, so she knows that You really love her?”

Oh, friend, a hot water bottle arrived that very afternoon.  And a doll!  Five months earlier a women’s Bible study group had been led by God to send that parcel.

The Bible says God “knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.”  Believe it.  I certainly do!

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