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The Last Hour
by Jacqueline Odom-Bullock
12/24/03
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As I cased the refrigerator for the week, I began to fear. I had never done that before. But we were almost down to our last and I had not a dime to spare. I was due to receive a paycheck on that coming Friday however, it was only early Monday evening. I had to ration out food for the rest of the week or as far as I could make it. I panicked when our ration’s only stretched to Wednesday.

I quickly summoned my son and showed him our line-up of food for the week. He looked at me as if I were less than a mother. “What are we going to do?” I told him I didn’t know but we would make it somehow. “Call grandma?” he ordered. I told him no. I was a grown woman with my own home, my own car, my own bills just like she has her own. I can’t keep running to mother when I get into financial trouble. At that moment my spirit asked, “what about me?” Yeah, I said what about you. I ‘m going to trust and believe that my son and I will not starve come Thursday. By the time Wednesday rolled around, I asked a co-worker to borrow some money so that I could get some groceries. Of course I didn’t mention it to her, which really wouldn’t have made a difference because she didn’t have it anyway. Wednesday night after my son and I ate, I took one last look in my refrigerator and cupboards. I wanted to cry and laugh at the same time. In my refrigerator sat a jug of water and maybe some butter. In the freezer was ice in the trays and a bag of okras. I hated okras as a child as I still do now. My son didn’t acquire a taste for them either. In the cupboards were spices. I prayed and went to bed.

The next morning as I woke. I thanked Jesus for a brand new day and went directly to my knees and prayed. I showered and dressed and then picked up my bible. This is something I do everyday. I asked the Holy Spirit to give me a scripture to get me through the day. Only on that day, I asked the Spirit to show me how my son and I were to be fed that evening. What God revealed to me was so amazing I began to praise him right then and there! As I opened my bible my page went directly to Matthews 14:17-21. As I finished reading he immediately told me to call one of my girlfriend who is also my sister in Christ. I told her my dilemma. She told me to come over after I got off from work. She only had $5.00 to spare. I told her I would and I said to myself that $5.00 is better than nothing. It would get me a pack of hot dogs at the least. That evening I met here and got the $5.00. Praise the living God! I bought two hamburgers, two orders of fries and two pops from Burger King. And then, we had cinnamon sticks from Taco Bells. How good is God? After our meals, I shared the testimony with my son as he smiled and agreed that God was amazing. We laughed and went to bed with our bellies full.

That was the first time I actually saw God work on me. I had a testimony! That was the first time I saw how God will step in at the last hour. I have had many testimonies after that but that was my first and my favorite. It wasn’t until then that I realized what a testimony really was. Nobody can tell it like I can. I still share that with people to this day. As soon as somebody complains about not having enough food or anything, I share my testimony. One of my friends said to me, “Did Burger King have a special or something that you were able to get all of that?” No they did not. It was God’s special. It was on his menu.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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