Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Father Knows Best


Day Two: No Distribution

“If you, being sinful, know how to give good gifts…”

Day Two of too much time on our hands brought more questions than answers, long prayers and petitions and the perennial “why?” Once again schools had to be called, children told no box or special program today, and these eight particular “children” had to wonder why He was not letting the “gifts” get to the right hands. We spent the day trading “stories” sharing laughs, planning and un-planning our time.

“God is good all the time – all the time God is good” but…

Perhaps, part of His mercy was to knit our hearts together as a “team”. To grow our desire to “give” until it overflowed through Him to us. When things go smoothly and well orchestrated, how much of our thoughts are on our utter and total dependence on Him? It becomes a “well-oiled” machine that God watches over, but we don’t really need Him to work it through. We can do that.

These past two days of waiting, wondering, praying, and praising, have been His gift to us. Tonight, the generator is on, the noise abated, we are ready for tomorrow and we are watching Him.

“We have no power to face this vast army… We do not know what to do – but our eyes are fixed on You.” 2 Chron 20:12