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This to Shall Pass
From: Theresa C. Cornett
Through the years as I have grown as a Christian, whenever something stressful was happening in my life God would always send me the same message, every time although each time delivery of the message was different. The message was and is "This to shall pass".
My daughter was at a college that was about an hour away. This was the first time she had been away from home and me being the "overly protective mother" was concerned that she was eating properly especially since the girls dorms were off of campus and the student cafeteria was on campus (about 4 miles from the dorms). My daughter and several other of the girls did not have transportation so the school provided a van to pick them up and take them back to the dorm for classes and meals.
Not long after my daughter had settled into the dorm, there seemed to be a problem with the van in the afternoon picking the girls up for their evening meals. After a couple of times of having my daughter call me I was pretty upset, this school was not living up to my expectations.
I hung up from talking with my daughter and I was getting ready to call the schools office when my phone rang. When I answered it, it was a tele-market call asking about cleaning my carpet. Well that was the last straw!!! I told the man on the other end of the phone that my carpet was the last thing on my mind at that very moment and was not interested, the man on the other end simply said, "This to shall pass". I froze in my place, and quietly prayed, "Thank you, Lord". The man on the other end said, "Mam, I don't know what you are going through right now, but I have your number, would it be okay if I call you back in 15 minutes? You see, I get a break then and I would like to pray with you. I told him that would be fine. So, I waited and he called back and prayed with me. I told him why I was so upset and he asked what college my daughter attended and I told him. He told me that a very good friend of his was the Dean of this college and he would be happy to call him for me.
I thanked him for his prayers and told him I felt that God was in complete control and would be able to handle the situation. We said goodbye and I dialed the number to the college. This time I had a peace that I can't describe. The young lady on the other end listened as I told her what my concern was and she asked me hold on while she connected me to someone that would be able to help.
A few moments later I was greeted by a very sweet voice. This person had the most soothing voice I have ever heard. I explained my daughter's situation and she told me she would personally go get the girls and bring them back to the campus to eat and if they didn't like the food there she would take them to a restaurant, her treat, but she would personally make sure this did not happen again. I thanked her and hung up and called my daughter to let her know.
I also called back to the college. I asked the young lady that answered the phone who I spoke with before, because I wanted to send her a thank you note. She then informed me that it was the Mother Superior! She was standing there the first time I called and told the young lady in the office she would take care of our needs. And, she did. I have had several experiences where God calms me by, a song on the radio that sings to me "This to shall pass", or by a complete stranger wanting to clean my carpets.
Thanks to Jesus! He loves us and knows what we need before we even ask.
Matt 6:8 Jesus said, "your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him ... 2jesus