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There Is A Great Encourager

A precious woman at church posted this story on Facebook a few days ago.  It is an incredible example of the way God intimately encourages us, if we just go to Him and ask for His encouragement.  I received her permission to share her story with you, along with pictures of her beautiful children.  Get Kleenex!

As many of you know, I lost both of my children in a tragic automobile accident five years ago. The day I buried my babies, we were leaving the church to go to the cemetery when several people noticed there were two bald eagles circling the church. I have always believed that to be a sign from God and my children.  Krystal and Franklin were saying goodbye and letting me know that they were okay.

Holidays have never been easy for me since I lost my babies.  I usually cry and think of all the should/would have beens…  This Easter started out just like all the ones before.  I was just trying to make it through the day without too much sorrow.  Frank and I went to church, as we always do on Easter Sunday.

The sermon was an especially touching one for me.  Pastor Daniel spoke about how many of us don’t like to think about what will happen when we die.

This is something I think about every day.

My reunion with my children.  I can’t wait!

Daniel also told us about resurrecting Lazarus from the grave.  Daniel spoke of Martha’s faith and how Jesus told her that He was the resurrection and the life.  The sermon was very moving, and during the sermon I felt compelled to go pray at the altar in front of the room.

Since losing my children, my heart has felt very heavy and burdened with sorrow, like darkness surrounded it.  I knelt down and prayed to God to please help lighten my heart and take away the darkness.  I praised His name and felt such peace.

As we were leaving the church, something made us turn around and look back at the church.

There in the sky were two bald eagles circling the church, just as they did on the day of Krystal and Franklin’s funeral.  We were awe struck.

There is a Great Encourager

God had answered my prayer and sent those eagles, to let me know He heard me and loved me.  In my mind, I suddenly had the knowledge that my kids are okay and that Frank and I are going to be okay, too.  I felt such amazing peace.  We held each other, cried, and praised God and Jesus, until the eagles eventually flew away.

My story does not end there.

We left the church and went to the cemetery.  We always make a special point of going to visit the kids on the holidays.  We talked to the kids and thanked God for sending us the eagles.

Frank had some errands he had to do after church, so he left the cemetery.  I decided to stay and visit the kids and wander around the cemetery.  It is so peaceful there.

As I was wandering, I heard an unusual sound.  I turned to look, and there were the two eagles I had seen earlier.  I’m sure they were the same ones, because one was huge, and the other was quite a bit smaller.  They had flown several miles from the church and were now circling the cemetery.  I ran to my children’s monument, and the eagles circled overhead for the longest time.  I could only stare, as tears rolled down my cheeks.

I sat down and raised my face to the sky.  I began praising God’s name and praising Jesus for dying for our sins.  I prayed for a long time, and when I opened my eyes the eagles were gone.

Wow!  I am still in awe.  Our God is an awesome God.  He performed a miracle within my heart!  I haven’t felt this peaceful in a long time.

May you have peace, happiness, and love.

Mary Noble


  1. 2 cases of tissue later………….all i can say is OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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