Michael Colunga (8 March 2011) "RE: Suzi--Rather Odd Prayer Request"
John and Doves,
luckily for us--and them--the holy angels of God have what I call, "Angel
Vision" [AV, let's say] is able to see the world as if it were just a
drawing. Thus, an angel can look through anything to find
Another property of AV is that an angel can scan
through a multitude of things for a class of
specified by their unique properties.
our point of view, it is like someone on the Enterprise 1701-D asking the
me Commander Riker." The response could be (in the voice of Majel
Roddenberry), "Commander Riker is in
practice, we can pray to our Abba, Father, "Please find me the pair of dog
looking for." Then, as in the movie, "The Golden Compass," we have to let
go of that
question, in order that we might receive the
answer. God's ways are above the Devil's ways.
time, if we are patient, we will find what we search for as we go
about the LORD's business!!
citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the
Lord Jesus Christ,
who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to
His glorious body, according to the working by which He is
able even to subdue all things to Himself."
do I mean?
"For the word of God is livingandpowerful, and sharper than any
two-edged sword, piercing
even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
if God has chosen to give this gift of AV to anyone, He will also give them
the grace to use it.
"For it is God which worketh in
you both to will and to do of [his] good
this next verse sort of tongue-in-cheek, with respect to finding the dog
"And, having made peace through
the blood of his cross, by him toreconcileallthings unto himself; by him, [I say], whether
[they be] things in earth, or things in heaven."
they say, the secret Greek meaning behind the phrase, "all things," is...wait
for it..."all things!"
My 22nd yr. old daughter met a really nice guy a couple years older than
her. He's been a Christian for 5 years, and was a Marine. I can tell he really
likes her. He told her he wants to 'get to know her' before 'dating' her.
They've 'hung out' a few times and visit online and via text every day. He cut
his hand really badly a few weeks ago, and she took him to his drs. appts and
even took him for one of the minor surgeries he had to have done.
week or so ago he gave her one of his dog tags from his service in the
military (he wore them both around his neck). She was very touched by it, she
could tell it meant something to him. She found a good necklace cord and I
made sure it had a good clasp, since I was afraid of her losing it. She's
always been very careful about any jewelry she wears, but was very upset back
in Oct. when she lost a silver ring she'd 'stolen' from her brother when he
outgrew it. It about broke her heart that she'd lost her 'bro-bro's' ring.
Today, they were here getting ready for the play tonight, and he was
making calls to have a friend pick him up. She'd been in the shower, and had
taken off the cord w/ the dog tag and her little silver ring. She'd been
wearing it, but was going to put it in her bag when she put her costume on for
the play. She put on the the bulk of the costume in the bathroom, but came out
of the steamy room to finish putting all the extra stuff (it's a pirate theme
event, so she had layers of clothes). While she was having me lace up the side
of her bodice, he went into the bathroom. When he came out, she went back in
to get her jewelry to put away, and put her contacts on. I heard her teasingly
say, 'dude, you knocked my stuff down'...he stepped back into the hallway and
said, 'what stuff? I didn't knock anything down I don't think...". Her ring
was on the floor, and the cord to without the dog tag (with the little bead
chain) was missing. The stuff was right next to the sink/hamper and in front
of the toilet and litterbox. We have a VERY small bathroom. In fact the cord
was laying on top of a container/jug of cat litter, draped over, so that if
the tag had fallen, it would either be on the side near the sink counter or in
the middle of the floor. She looked all over. I called out, 'did you check the
hamper?'...she took everything out of the hamper, shaking each piece (as did
I), we even scooped the litter box thinking it might have bounced in...we
picked out every bit of trash from the trash can...I picket up everything on
the floor and swept up under the edge of the cabinet, even in the groove where
the sliding tub/shower door runs...nothing!! While she was looking in the
hamper, we noticed the half grown kitten/cat we just got in Oct. peeking out
of the litterbox...that's one reason we decided to 'scoop & check'...Jessi
joked, "I think Jinx took it!"...and Eric (who by this point she'd taken to
meet his friend who was giving him a ride home) texted back, 'oh man, I passed
the cat on the way into the bathroom!'. Now we really are wondering if the
silly cat did take it.
Anyway, she's just sick about it. I could tell
she was about to cry, and he had to rush to meet his friend...but he left sure
that I'd find it in the hamper (I've even done the laundry and it wasn't in
the washer and I didn't hear it clinking in the dryer). He knows she wasn't
careless with it, since it was right there on the counter. It couldn't fit
down the drain, since we have one of those plug things and it would be too
So, very long story not so short...
Please pray that we
are able to find the dog tags. They are still getting to know each other, and
he's being such a gentleman with her, and one of the older guys in the play
said, 'I really like that guy', then looked right at me and repeated it,
nodding. So, I don't want to hurt his feelings over this.
Unfortunately my house is a jumbled mess of costumes/junk and
stuff...and we live on 1.5 acres....so if, for some odd reason that silly cat
was able to get the darn thing outside, I don't see how we'd ever find it.
So, again, please pray that we are able to find this very important
memento of his service to our Country, and the token of his affection. I have
gone round and round thinking that maybe he grabbed it up with his stuff (he
went in to freshen up and change his shirt), and he left so quickly it might
be in his back pack...I thought maybe Jessi grabbed it up when she brought her
drawstring 'laundry' type bag that I have the kids use when we do Ren Faires
or they do plays and they need to keep their regular clothes handy and they
can put their costumes back in.
And just off topic but not...the play
they are doing is a 'Murder Mystery Dinner Theater', for a charity that drills
wells in Uganda as well as helps build medical clinics...it's a comedy with a
mish-mash of every pirate real or imagined! (Jessi plays the ship's cook
called 'Carmen Getit'. lol.
I think what bothers me most is that they
are doing things right, in their personal relationship (following a Godly
rather than worldly path), they are having fun doing theater (he does Stand Up
comedy when he's not working), and the play is for a good charity. All good
things, makes me wonder if there is some kind of spiritual meddling going on.
She says it's worse because he's being so nice about it, when she knows how
much it meant to him, just by the way he gave it to her. Poor kid.
Thanks for letting me 'mommy rant'. I guess we never stop being
concerned and wanting to take the owies away.