Friday, September 9, 2011

God is good... all the time

Yesterday, I caught you up on why we hadn’t been blogging much. Today, I wanted to add a little more of the story. People have been checking on us and offering help throughout this time, and we are grateful. We have been so blessed by God’s provision through our church, but even more through the things we are learning through this experience. 
Just for the record, some things that were easily accessible that I wish I had taken when we evacuated: Social Security cards, and our paper work from the recent home closing since we had no other proof that we owned our home. 
Every week, our church prays for the different families in our local body. We pray for 5 families a week, going through our membership roll alphabetically. Guess who's on the prayer list this week? Not too hard to guess. Sad thing is I wasn’t even thinking about that until we had 2 families come to bring lunch yesterday. After they left, I found a church bulletin, presumably from one of the cars, on the grass. No wonder there has been a peace that's passed all understanding. Praise God for His providential hand in our lives that guides every step we take. 
Wednesday, as my husband and I were driving for the second time trying to get back home, I was reading out loud from Ecclesiastes 7:14 In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: God has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him. Even this apparent day of adversity was made and ordained by Him; another demonstration of His everlasting loving kindness. 
One last lesson for us: one of the reasons we moved to the country was for safety reasons. In our heads, we knew that our security and provision is in God alone; now we are getting to experience these truths in real life. What an awesome God we serve.
P.S. Still no news on our home, and we will be out for at least another 48 hours . 

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