In the Crazy Airport, Prayers Appreciated

Mom, Evangeline and I are at the Atlanta airport. Even with all the traveling I have done in the past few months, I can honestly say I have never seen anything like this. This place is a madhouse.

We arrived at 6:00 AM and at 8:15 are STILL waiting in line just to check-in. The lines stretch from the ticket counters to the baggage area, literally hundreds of feet. My mom is really great and is waiting in the line with all of our luggage and the stroller allowing me to pace the perimeter with Evangeline. Thank you so much, Mom!

–Please pray that we can get checked-in in time to go through security and to get to our plane. Fortunately our flight out has been delayed an hour, so we do have a bit more time.
–Please pray that we will remain calm.
–Please pray that we will be granted favor in the sight of other passengers and airport personnel. The tempers of the people around us are extremely short. Taking turns waiting in line with all our extra luggage has already provoked a few unpleasant comments from others.
–Give thanks to the Lord for the grace He has already given. Last night, as I was going to bed with only four hours until I had to get up, I became full of anxiety and fear. Having learned from past experience what to do in this situation, I got up and paced the room quietly praying, singing songs and hymns to God. The Lord gave me peace and calmed my heart. I lay down again and went right to sleep.

I praise God for His help and do know that He is in ultimate control of everything–even this crazy airport. I thank you for all your prayers on our behalf.

7 thoughts on “In the Crazy Airport, Prayers Appreciated

  1. Donna Chapman

    Lord, grant Mel, Mom and Evangeline all the things she asked for above. I am in agreement with her prayers and believe you can and will answer in hr best interests! Amen

  2. angel

    God is with u this morning, the other passengers have no idea of the “bigger picture” of what ur trying to accomplish, and ur baggage is the least of the problems or worries, if they knew the bigger picture. Your doing wonderful, and u may have moments as we all do, but u keep going even in the toughest times, knowing that the reward for ur selfless ness and persistance is the biggest reward. Hugs and Prayers. And big thanks for sucha wonderful momma u have….we love u!

  3. That’s a great victory that you had last night. 🙂

  4. Mike Adams

    We (Hubert and I) are praying for y’all. I don’t know if you know but, your plane to Belize is our ride out. So patience all around. Be advised Basil is waiting patiently and continually changing his schedule as needed and as often as necessary. Oh, and I have a picture for you of Evangeline’s new crib. I’ll send it to you after we get back. Days from now???? Keep asking the Lord for help and He’ll provide!

  5. Jodi Strava

    Good Morning Lord. Thank you and praise you for bringing Mel, Evangeline and Mel’s Mom safe thus far. Open the doors, shorten the lines, calm the people around them, bring peace to any place where they step foot. We know Lord that they are on the journey of their lifetimes, to make a difference in your kingdom during their lifetimes. Please bring total peace to all three of them, comfort in the knowledge that you are in charge of their lives. Draw Mel and Jon closer to you and to one another during this time apart, that they may love and grow in your peace. I ask these things in the name of your precious son, Jesus Christ. Amen

  6. Ma

    I called John’s phone this morning to see if you would answer, you didn’t, so I’m taking that as a sign that you indeed made it on the plane and are safely and as God has ordained right on time. My hubby will be there to greet you and you know he is excited to see you. You will be hitting the ground running, literally as your time is no longer yours but that of the Lord’s. Seek Him as you did last night, He’ll always be there for you and you can count on Him always to calm your spirit and give your peace all the days of your life! Tell your mom I’m so glad she was able to go with you.

    Remember things are far greater for you as you arrive, then they were for me. Just think maybe you’re pioneering for another young couple to come in the future and their time will be easier then yours has, just as yours will be easier than mine was. You have family with you, I had no one. I stand in awe that you are being obedient my little partner in God! LOL! Love, Ma

    John Reply:

    Just got a call from Mel a few minutes ago and she was on the plane. 🙂 The flight’s delayed, but it looks like she’s going to make it.

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