A Simple Man With Great Faith

Corrie ten Boom

Tommy Woo entered my life when I was only 4 years old. He was a Chinese man with a North Carolina accent, a heart of gold, and Goliath sized faith. As he began to grow old, and his health began to fail, he and I grew very close. I loved visiting with him and hearing about his days as a missionary.

It was during one of our visits that he told me that God had given him a promise. His eyes twinkled as he shared…

Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children.

Psalms 128:6

Tommy shook his head and told me that he really didn’t know how this would happen. He said, “my child has children, but my children don’t have children, and there are no prospects of any of the others having children any time soon.” He and his wife had a total of 5 children. By this point in his life, his health had diminished considerably. He said, “I don’t know how long I have at this point, but I believe that God gave me a promise, and I will see my children’s children.”

That Christmas, a photograph was taken of 3 of his daughter-in-laws sitting on a sofa. Little did they know that it would be a prophetic photograph. Each of them became pregnant shortly thereafter, and none knew at that time of the promise their father-in-law carried in his heart.

Shortly before the following Christmas, Tommy breathed his last breath, but before he did, his promise had been fulfilled, he saw his children’s children.