Floodwaters stopped for WIM missionary in Indonesia

Indonesian children watching monsoon

By Dave Wineinger

wet children smiling for cameraRecently one Sunday night, I received an urgent Skype call from “Ruth,” our fel­low mis­sion­ary in Indonesia. Her house was in dan­ger of flood­ing yet again as a mon­soon storm was rag­ing out­side. She had no one to help her and she was in charge of a num­ber of young chil­dren. Immediately, a verse that had been on my mind through­out the day came out in the form of this prayer:

I pray that the flood waters will stop now and that your home will be spared. We pray that when the ene­my comes in like a flood, that the Lord will raise up a stan­dard of right­eous­ness to rebuke him.” (Isaiah 59:19 says, “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glo­ry from the ris­ing of the sun. When the ene­my shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a stan­dard against him.”)

Later she gave this report (quot­ed with­out cor­rec­tions): “Dave, this is a mir­a­cle. After your prayed, water stop com­ing in. In front and side of my house the flood is about knee lev­el. Our God is a liv­ing God! All my staff cry and pray, how it was hap­pen the flood­ed out­side is high­er than our yard but water stop com­ing in. Praise the Lord!”


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