Monthly Archives: August 2010
OK. Yesterday Doug came into my office and said that he was working on some things for today. I heard him say, “I’m getting ready to go. I have some things I need to do for tomorrow.” So, I finished up what I was doing, shut down my computer, grabbed some papers, my jacket and went to his office. I said, “I’m ready to go.” Doug looked at me and said, “OK, just let me finish this one thing.”
So, as we were heading out the door I asked why we were leaving so early. He responded, “Because you came to my office and said you were ready to go!!” Through some discussion we realized that neither of us was really ready to leave, but had thought the other was. We had a good laugh and decided to go ahead and leave, and to stop by the grocery store and pick up some cereal.
Kym, a friend we met in Zambia is flying in from the US and is going to spend tonight with us. As we turned to go to the grocery store, we realized that we had told her to turn at McDonalds and there was actually a KFC on the corner!!! She would be driving after dark and we had given her the wrong directions!
We decided to head back to the office and leave her a message on Facebook that hopefully she would see before catching her flight. We stopped by our house to put yoghurt in the fridge first. Our neighbors were outside and invited us to just use their computer!! Genevieve was able to tell me exact directions (the # of turns and lights) to give Kym!!
If we hadn’t had the original misunderstanding we would not have gone to the grocery store and realized our mistake. And on top of that we normally buy cereal when we do our regular grocery shopping – on Friday we thought we had enough for this week!
God had to have orchestrated that entire scenario! He wants us to know without a doubt that He is always with us . . . always provides . . . is trustworthy . . . cares about every detail of our lives . . . nothing is too small or escapes His notice.
I wanted to post this to encourage you today! Lamentations 3:21-23 “Yet this I will call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”