Sunday, January 30, 2005 AD Flaky Providence For the third Sunday in a row, I'm providentially hindred from attending worship -- once due to illness and twice due to weather. Oh the temptation to rebel sighs and whines is strong! So my sermon to myself today must be on giving thanks in all things, especially as the "if onlys" rear their ugly heads: If only it weren't three weeks in a row! If only I weren't alone and could at least enjoy a time of family worship this morning! If only it had waited 'til Monday so I could miss work rather than church! Is God aware of these things? Is He in control of them? Did He ordain them? Yes, of course. They are part of His perfect plan at this very moment. He will bring out of these circumstances glory for His name and the good for His people, including me. So I can smile rather than pout, saying, "This is God's very best for me at this moment. How good He is to have arranged it exactly thus...to care for me in such detail as to plan these events I never would have thought to plan!"
Next week, Lord willing, there will be no preponderance of flakes in the air or ice on the roads or germs in the body to hinder me from going to church. And I suspect the congregation, after two weeks of being hindered, will be all the more rejoiceful when we finally can gather again! Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 1/30/2005 09:48:00 AM
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