The Fragrance of Love: God’s Sovereignty


by Cathy Baker
“Tell her the child is with Me and that she will see him again one day.” -Steve
It’s a sentence found in my story featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hope and Miracles, released February 10th. In it lies one of the many reasons I LOVE Thee: His sovereignty. 
When I heard Steve’s words spoken to me thirty years ago, I knew of Christ, but I didn’t know Him personally as my Lord and Savior. (An eternal difference!)
I wasn’t overly surprised by his assurance that I would one day see the miscarried child because, after all, I was a “good person.” Of course I’d be in heaven! My concern was for the baby. 
And then I came to know—really know—Jesus Christ in a tiny duplex on the outskirts of Spartanburg. Now, as I reflect back on Steve’s words spoken to me that day in the hospital, I stand in awe of God’s sovereignty, mercy, and grace.
God knew I would be with him in heaven one day…
but on that day in the hospital, 
I was far, far away from him. 

I realize the above post will be more fully understood after you’ve read my entire story but for today, I simply praise God for His sovereignty — for knowing all things from beginning to end. And that love is, and always has been, His motivation.

“Our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.”
Psalm 115:3
Care to join in the praise? How have you seen the sovereignty of God in your life?  

The Fragrance of Love: Chicken Soup…Giveaway

by Cathy Baker

I LOVE giveaways!

Last week, I shared in this post how God’s redeeming power took a seemingly hopeless situation and brought forth a story thirty years later that I pray will inspire others.
Today, you have an opportunity to win a copy of this story, included in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s most recent release, Hope and Miracles.

To enter your name in the giveaway simply leave a comment! I’ll draw a name via random.org on Friday, 2/20, and post it on Facebook as well as this blog. 

Congrats to Bruce Brady, the January winner of Lori Roeleveld’s Running From a Crazy Man, and Other Adventures Traveling with Jesus.

I can’t think of a better way to kick off a new week than sharing a little something special with you.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter your name in the giveaway!

 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, 
whom he has redeemed from trouble…
Psalm 107:2

The Fragrance of Love: Redemptive Power

by Cathy Baker

Ah, the fragrance of God’s redemptive power. Breathe in deeply for its potent scent is costly and its deliverance, swift. It redeems souls, gives trials eternal purpose, and hope in what seems to be a hopeless situation. I should know.

Almost thirty years ago, a miscarriage left me with a multitude of questions and seemingly nowhere to turn for the answers. But God came to my rescue in a way I never expected, as told in my story that’s included in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s newest release, “Hope and Miracles.”

When the painful story
unfolded all those years ago I had no way of knowing it would one
day be shared with thousands of readers. 

Only God could take such dark days and bring them to light many years later. I pray my story, “A Green and White Dixie Cup,” will encourage and inspire those with a similar loss. To God be the glory! 

How has God redeemed one of your darkest moments? 

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. Ephesians 1:7

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