These are “T-Minus Days.” We are 15 days from loading the contents of our home into a moving truck, 17 days from closing and handing over the keys.
At least that’s my plan.
Right now, we are home-less, as in we are still without a home we are “moving to.”
I’m okay with that.
For my part, I’m feeling more adventure than angst. Challenges energize me. Like a sailor aboard the Santa Maria, each morning I awake, scan the horizon of possibilities, and think, “Maybe today!”
Still, one has to wonder, “God, what’s up?”
I suspect the people of Israel uttered some version of that perplexity when life in Egypt went haywire. Moses shows up with promises of deliverance. Next thing you know frogs are everywhere, water has turned to blood, they are swatting pesky gnats, hails falls, things get dark . . . you know the story!
“God, what’s up?”
God responds. I am doing this, “that you may tell in the hearing of your son and of your grandson how I have dealt harshly with the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them, that you may know that I am the Lord.”
That was God’s plan in Moses’ day. That’s God’s plan in your day.
Shannan and I have owned four homes in our thirty-eight years of marriage. God also provided two temporary dwellings during that stretch. In each instance, He has shown his faithfulness, giving us just what we need just when we need it.
Reading Israel’s plight and considering our own, I wrote this in my journal:
God orchestrates and God allows hardships that I may know He is God, and that I may tell our kids/grands about His greatness & faithfulness. In this house-hunting season, this is a necessary reminder. Every home we have had has been the Lord’s perfect provision.
I realize our house hunting saga pales in comparison to the challenges of some. I don’t want to appear flippant, but this is how God works. He sees. He hears. He knows. He acts. He does this that we may watch him come through, that we may know He is God, and that we may have a story to tell.
This Sunday at Spanish River Church: Ronaldo Lidorio will be with us this Sunday as we continue our series, The Question. Ronaldo is a missiologist and church planter in the Amazon. Talk about stories to tell. Wow! You want to hear what God is going to say through our friend from Brazil. Join us at 9:00 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.