God’s Pink Pelicans


If you think the Lord God almighty doesn’t have anything to do with pink pelicans, think again! Oh, what a beautiful pink pelican of a surprise He blessed me with one day as I stayed in yet another hotel in my life on the road full-time for Jesus. I was outdoors in the hot summer South Carolina weather when I called out to a woman also staying at the hotel how much I loved her pants and matching big pocketbook. With big pink pelicans! Know what that total stranger did?

Several hours later, she showed up with a little brown bag for me. To my utter surprise and delight, she had driven off to the same store where she had purchased her pink pelican outfit and bought me my own pair of pink pelican pants and matching pink pelican purse! Now if you’re wondering what pink pelicans have to do with the Lord Jesus Christ, let me tell you.

I have forsaken all for Jesus to be available to Him and for ministry 24-7. Most of the time, I am ministering to people or on my own with my beloved handicapped ministry doing my writing and publishing. I never get lonely because of the strong presence of the Lord in my heart and life. But I tend to love, serve, and give to an exceeding degree as the Lord leads and provides to the point that every once in a while it’s nice to be on the receiving end of His love through others.

I believe with all my heart the Lord sent that woman to me with the pink pelicans as His vessel and messenger to remind me of His love and care for me even as I press on in passionately pursuing Him and my life’s calling for Him. I thank the Lord for that woman and His pink pelicans and for reminding me how we are called to humble ourselves before Him to be used by Him as His vessels and messengers to pour His love out onto the world all around.

Lord, my Lord, THANK YOU for pink pelicans and loving messengers and willing vessels and for all your blessings most especially you and forever with you through faith in you and a life devoted to you and oh, Lord, help us all to yield ourselves to you to be your vessels and messengers! Lord, thank you, thank you for reminding me of your exceeding love and care. Right down to pink pelicans. Your love is so unfathomable, so glorious, so indescribably enormous, and yet you show it forth in countless ways some so unbelievably big and some so incredibly small. Thank you, oh Lord, for your love. Teach us to love, oh Lord, and to faithfully spread your love and the Gospel message all over this planet, AMEN!

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38

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