Lord - My G-d And Provider
Tuesday, the last day before my departure back
home, I left early in the morning to take care of the financial aspects
pertaining to my mother, ignorant of the fact that my two lady friends
I trusted needed to come with me to the bank to personally close their
power of attorney over mother’s accounts before I could make any withdrawal.
But my other friend was planning that day to go with the family to another
When I entered the bus she was the first one I
saw. She had decided not to go after all. I am convinced this was the Lord’s
doing Who knew I would need her.
At the bank I was informed that I could not close
my mother’s savings account without those signatures. I called my friend
and together we three went to take care of the matter as soon as the bank
opened again for the afternoon, the only day of the week. The money I got
from the savings and checking account would pay for everything – I thought.
I was utterly elated!
I paid the funeral home for their services, ordered
the gravestone mother had wanted, and went to the gardener to arrange –
and pay - for 3 years care of the grave. Then I took the bus back to my
friend. G-d had made provision more abundantly than I could ever have imagined.
The one thing I had overlooked was the fact that
I also needed to pay the city for the grave site, for digging the grave,
and rent for the funeral hall where the service was held. The owner of
the funeral home called in the evening and pointed this out, wherefore
I had to cancel the gravestone. He promised to pay the city with that money
and tell them I would pay the rest in 2 – 3 months.
I had had not so much as one single Euro to take
care of mother’s funeral. Two days before her death He provided me with
the minimum funds needed for transportation in Germany. He provided the
funds to cover the entire funeral costs, had I not ordered and paid the
3 years grave care. The owner of the funeral home advised me not to cancel
this arrangement so mother’s resting place would be taken care of. I heeded
his advice. Hence I am still needing 750 Euro, which in view of the whole
cost of 3,485 Euro is a small amount.
My heavenly Father provided for every need no
matter how small, down to a little feathered friend singing over my mother’s
coffin. Had I not paid the gardener for 3 years care I would have had enough
for everything except for that and the gravestone, both of which are not
such an urgent, immediate need.
I write this report that everyone who reads it
may realize, know and trust that G-d is not only an awesome G-d, terrible
and to be feared by His enemies, but a most tenderly caring G-d who practices
steadfast love and faithfulness to all who love Him and put their trust
I felt lost and utterly helpless, without means
to give my mother an honorable funeral. My heavenly Father took care of
it all, mostly by people willing to be His right hand on my behalf. G-d’s
laws and Yeshua’s commandments are written on their hearts.
Our Lord said that every man will be judged for
what he has DONE, not for what he promises but fails to do. He commanded
us to love not merely with words but with deeds --- such as He loved us
Who laid His life down for our redemption, salvation and deliverance.
Let us not take offense at one another but rather
make love our aim, practicing forgiveness of trespasses against ourselves
- whether small or great - that our Father in heaven may also forgive our
own trespasses. Let us not harbor bitterness, grudge, anger and unwillingness
to forgive, but let us choose to be His helping right hand, His ministers
on behalf of others. For by that we glorify Him and demonstrate to all
men the reality of His Person, love and faithfulness.
May this report minister to you and turn your
life around if you find yourself in a similar situation of helplessness
and lostness. May it inspire you to give of yourself, of your time, ability
and posessions to others as you have opportunity, without expecting a reward
or praise from man. May it move you to allow the Lord to engrave His teachings
on the tablets of your heart that you may be a true witness and glorify
Amen and amen.
As always, I am
Yours in Him,
PS. Of course, the Lord eventually provided also
the funds for the gravestone on which I ordered two symbols to be engraved,
in addition to the text, identifying my mother as Jewish and saved in Yeshua,
by having the cross run through the Star of David.
This is what the Hollage cemetary, the place of
my mother's grave, her grave and gravestone look like:
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Approaching the grave under oak trees
Graves like mini-gardens
Next to the oak tree, flanked by graves
Mutti's grave; it's newly replanted now
Mutti's gravestone, with her picture
The Hollage cemetary is like a park