Don’t tell me that God doesn’t haven’t a good sense of humor, or good timing, or ways of speaking to us unexpectedly. My friend Norma tells me that I have the craziest encounters with people and I agree.
Today’s post is a follow up to one I shared on Saturday, Seasons of Life & Fall Decorating, where I talked about getting older, dressing up, insecurity, high heels, and more. If you didn’t read it you probably should to understand what I have to share today.
The day after I wrote that post a woman I’ve met once in this new church of ours came up to me with a little yellow envelope in hand. She held it out to me and said, with a bit of timidity, “This is for you. I don’t know if it applies, but it’s for you.”
I graciously took the envelope, chatted a bit and tucked it inside my purse. I was curious to see what it was but didn’t want to appear overly anxious, so I waited to open it until I was in my car.
I’m chuckling even now as I think about this encounter, just another way God chose to show me how much He cares for me in this faraway land! I know, South Carolina isn’t really a faraway land but one of our friends said that we might as well be moving to Australia when we left the Pacific Northwest!
I turned the card over and this is what it said on the other side:
Yes, God has given me a crown of beauty for ashes, joyful blessings instead of mourning, and praise rather than despair in this new place He’s planted us . . . and with all of the ways He’s made Himself known over this past few weeks I honestly believe now that our roots will grow deep and we will flourish here in our new SC home.
God is faithful. He loves to make Himself known to His children. He speaks to me in various ways and I know He wants to speak to you too. In Jeremiah 29:13 God says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” It’s true!
Have you asked Him to show Himself to you lately?
Blessings my friends,
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