God is constantly trying to make Himself known to us. That’s one thing I’m learning.

Julie Lai Rome -God is constantly trying to make Himself known to us. That’s one thing I’m learning.

I’m currently studying abroad in Rome and traveling just about every weekend. Yes, it’s exciting but it’s also very challenging at the same time. Too often things don’t go as planned and is often stressful.
But through the chaos, one way God has made Himself known to me was through the little My Saint My Hero Bracelets I never take off. One on my left hand. Another on my right. They are a constant reminder to be God’s and to be courageous.
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting Him to use it in the ways He has. And I want to tell you three stories of that…

Julie Lai Rome -God is constantly trying to make Himself known to us. That’s one thing I’m learning.

Story One – My First Day in Rome

One word: insane. I spent the day running to almost-missed flights and experiencing a major earthquake. I was full of anxiety of the unknown. A new culture. A new language. I had lots of, “what the heck am I doing?!” moments.

I was at my new school’s orientation and I felt so little in midst of hundreds of strangers. As I nervously looked around the room looking at these unfamiliar faces, God had given me just what I needed.

I saw one girl wearing a MSMH bracelet. And I looked to her friend and she was wearing one too. And the brunette girl across the room. And another who just walked in. As I scanned the room, there had to be dozens of girls wearing MSMH bracelets.

Perhaps this may sound like a no big deal. But in that moment it was what calmed my anxious heart. God reminded me I wasn’t alone. He had not left me. He made me feel secretly bonded with these new sisters of mine.

– Julie Lai/Student

 

Thank you Julie for sharing your story with the My Saint My Hero community!

Read Story Two – Mother Teresa Canonization – Connecting through Blessings

Read Story Three – He Gently Reminded Me I Wasn’t Alone

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