Whale Tale

  “I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us ever hour, if we will only tune in.   George Washington Carver

Jodie Nelson set out to stand-up paddle a surf board forty miles to inspire her friend, who has had a rough time fighting breast cancer. Jodie also wanted to raise money for the Keep a Breast Foundation. Several celebrities said they would help. But they didn’t come through. No shows, each one.  Jodie wanted to raise $100,000. She raised $6,000. Yet giving up wasn’t an option. What kind of message would that send to her friend, and other women battling for their lives. So Jodie hopped on her surfboard and went for it. Then something incredible happened as she paddled. A minke whale showed up. The friendly whale swam with her for two hours. Wild life experts were amazed. Minke whales are known to be friendly, but blowing bubbles and swimming along side a surfboard for two hours is one for the record books.

Now CNN, Fox News and other major networks want the video that Jodie’s escort crew shot of the amazing sight. Jodie said, “It was a total God thing. We prayed at four that morning that God would reveal his beauty and creation and nature, and allow me to endure this long trek, so for me it’s not such a huge surprise that this happened.”

Ever depend on big time connections? Been let down by those who said they would show up, but didn’t? Did you stop in your tracks, discouraged because making the effort seemed pointless without their help? Sometimes we have to keep going. Every once in a while something miraculous happens. Don’t give up. God just might send you a whale !

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