Our creator is never late on encouraging us. His timing is impeccable and the love through His Body (his people) is beyond words.
So was the case yesterday.
Waiting news on our daughter-in-law's surgery...three and half hour surgery...while also finishing up touches for a dessert auction, I felt God look down with sunshine on me. What form did this sunshine warm up my tired, anxious and weary spirit? The sunshine came in a box.
Yes, I had won the give-away at Debbie's of The Way We Are but had no idea when it would come or what it would contain. I love Debbie... there isn't anything not to love and be encouraged by. I visit her with each post she puts up...and her saying that I love, "it is the way it is." As I lifted my head from prayer for my daughter-in-law and son, the doorbell rang. Anxious, excited feet went skipping down the stairs... two pairs... Benjamin and mine. Eagerly we picked up a package addressed to me...no return address.
In the kitchen, we went to pull out this wonderfully wrapped box! Who is it from? What is it? Wrapped packages bring out the kid in all us.
As we opened it, both Benjamin and I squealed...yes, that is what we did and we ooooohed and aaaaahed. Looking at my goodies!! I could feel my spirit lift. I could feel a hug from states away, giving me courage to continue my day...a program was still ahead...a call from the finished surgery still hadn't arrived.
The call came later in the afternoon. Our daughter-in-law's surgery brought great hope. Our son had also walked through waiting on his wife all that time...surrendering her to the Lord. I think we forget that men have feelings, too. I am so proud of them both. She awaits a pregnancy... he stands in support and hope (thanks for all the thoughtful prayers).
I took the apron with me to the school dessert auction. The auction went off without a hitch...God was faithful, even though the enemy had tried to steal my joy during the event...he was defeated.
So I stand amazed, once again, at how God is in the little things, as well as the Big details of our life. This time it came in a box. May I remember that as I look to encourage others. I should allow God to direct the timing.