“Mom, what amazing tree we have in our garden, I did not see it before?” asked Marry not taking away her eyes from it. The branches and the very green leaves made it strongly different from all other trees. “It is your tree, it is not simple, it is a gift from God to you”, said the mom.
Marry woke up. “Oh Lord, thank you my God, you heard and answered my prayers”. Tears of joy and gratitude ran from her eyes. It was her sincere faith in God that she asked Him to show her in dream a green tree like sign that He answered it. She knew that He promised, and He did.
Two months later returning from medical examination Marry thought that this news could change without doubts the heart of her husband and, of course, he could regret about his decision. “Mark, can you imagine? … We’ll have a baby”…! – looking in his eyes said Marry exited. He kept looking to her. “Really, it is possible”? – asked Mark hugging her. “Can you still have doubt that God really exist?” – asked gently Marry. In next second he pushed her from himself, and looking at her with cold eyes that made her to shudder. “I don’t want to hear more about that in my house, never, never!”. “Oh Lord, you answered me by my faith, you made impossible things to be possible and you can to change and the heart of my husband”. She could not believe that opening her heart for God her husband closed his heart for her. Her mind refused to understand what happened, and rejected the reality.
“Oh mom, Mark told me again to choose or him, or God. What can I do and how can I live without him?”, wept on the shoulder of her mother Marry. “Why he cant realize that we have a baby by the grace of God, 7 years we waited for him. And only when I opened my heart for God we received this gift and blessing. He is deaf and blind and does not want to open his eyes”, pouring all her sufferings kept to cry Marry. “Remember my dear, no matter what happens in your life, just trust to Lord and He will care and protect you”, tried to comfort her the mother.
One year has passed and Marry was hoping that Mark changed his mind. She was sorry for him seeing his wrong life and knowing that he did not know about the joy and peace of salvation. One day she received a notice from the court judge. She was invited to court relating on the divorce asked by the husband. “Oh my God, no, no…”, murmured Marry feeling like a sword pierced through her heart.
“I thought that our child makes you understand your mistake and you leave the idea about non-existing God and stop go to church. Just old and no educated people can believe in such funny stories but not me, I dont want this Jesus in my house, I don’t like to subject my life to somebody, I live my life like I want”, cried he with sharp voice. Marry was receiving daily dose of insults and swear-words, more and more the house was turned into hell.
The daughter grew up, she was a blessing and happiness for Marry. Her broken heart after divorce needed to be heal and God held in control Marry’s life. She was involved in church work and was active writer for church newspaper. She didn’t know that her Maker would allow to experience another sufferings, and during of all this time she would see the presence of God, His goodness and love.
„Ah, how many serpents around me in this place, they are so ugly and wriggle around my feet, they come from very dirty river and draw near to me, I have to be very careful so they dont bite me” – thought Marry. But suddenly she saw close to her very steep and rocky mountain. „I will climb the mountain, there is my salvation”, decided Marry. She started to climb it scratching the knees and elbows. „Ah, Lord, it is so high and impossible to climb. Help me, help me”, cried Marry desperate. In the same moment she felt a power and divine presence, a miraculous power lifted her on the mountain. She could not take off her eyes of what she saw. „Ah, so beautiful is here, what different smell, ah, here is new sky, and …new earth?” That night in her heart took place a new hope.
“Well, I see even divorce did not change your mind”, cried one day Mark. “I decided to sell the house, and I am not going to give you anything, your house is in heaven and I’ll see how your God will help you”. He hate Marry for her received power, he hate her for her new poured life, he recognized that she was stronger than him and had peace and another type of life, he was wicked to know that all his friends admire her and blamed him for his wrong life, he would kill her and never regret about that but… she was the mother of his child.
Marry was waiting for God’s intervention but the house was sold in two weeks. She stayed on floor for a long time looking for an answer, when she heard a sweet whisper on her ears: “God will take care of us”. This was 4 years old daughter who tried to wipe the tears from her face.
The next four years were very hard for Marry. Often she worked and during a nights to pay for rent, for school and the bills. Beside of all losses, she lost her best friend and helper, her mother who unexpectedly went to heaven. The sufferings made Marry mature person and she had responsibility now to care about her father. She was like clay in her Maker’s hands, Who remodeled and made her strong and pure. But sometimes she wanted to cry and ask the Master “Stop, I am tired, I don’t want more to suffer. I am enough good, and strong, and right. I am good pot now my Maker”. In spite of all sufferings she knew that God is one who loves her, He is not like man who doesn’t keep his promises. She knew that He could change the circumstance in her life, but He wanted to change her and put her on a rock.
It was her daughter’s12th birthday. Marry was in the kitchen baking a cake for that special day when Mark called. “My little girl, I am so sorry for what I did, I was so wrong and I regret so much. Listen your mom and obey her, she is right in everything. Now, I can’t change anything, is too late”, said Mark to his daughter with trembling voice. “My dear dad”, answered the daughter, “I want you to know, that while you are alive and breathe, nothing is too late. You can still change your life and open your heart for Lord, getting new life and salvation. HE IS STILL WAITING FOR YOU”!
It is a real story about the love of God for us, about new life and how important is to follow in our life the true principles. It is real story about a woman, who lived in former country of Soviet Union and during a long time she was searching for an answer. Being educated on materialist principles and Leninist theories her mind and soul was closed for God. During 15 years she rejected the true, but one day she opened her heart and mind for her Savior testing how God is good and how patiently He waited for her realizing that God is real. Looking back she understood that God had in control her life in the most devastated situations of her life. Now she lives with her new family in United State and her goals and desires to tell to people about what God did in her life and how important is to know and follow God’s principles.