|A Marriage Miracle at Christmas||
|By gkeylon | 21 Dec 2010|
Living Free Ministry Reunites a Couple
Something special happened recently in the Living Free ministry at James River Assembly (JRA) in Ozark, Missouri. According to Aleta Nichols, Living Free coordinator for James River, a woman drove by James River Assembly and noticed “Alcohol Recovery” on the sign and started coming to the groups a week later. At the same time, the woman’s ex-husband had a co-worker who suggested that he check out the Living Free groups; he started attending a separate Living Free group at JRA. This man and woman had had a 29-year marriage, but alcohol abuse had torn their family to pieces. Each one knew that they needed help but didn’t know where to turn.
While participating in their individual classes, the couple began restoring their relationship. Twelve months later they decided to remarry and Aleta suggested they have the ceremony at the Tuesday evening Living Free ministry. On December 7, 2010, the couple reunited in holy matrimony in the witness of more than two hundred Living Free participants and family. It was such a testimony to the power of God working through the Living Free groups.
The marriage was especially a testimony to the couple’s children and family. They had seen the destruction and at the ceremony they were able to witness God’s redeeming power to restore all that was lost. At the end of the marriage ceremony, the pastor had an altar call and seven people came forward to receive Christ. Most of those receiving Christ were family members of the couple being re-married. What a marriage miracle this family received.
God restored our relationship with Him by providing his own son who was born in Bethlehem. Christ was born so that we might have eternal life with our heavenly Father and have a more abundant life here on this earth. The Word of God, the Spirit of God, and the people of God through the tool of Living Free gave a Christmas miracle to an entire family.