Monday, November 12, 2007
Vision and Provision
My house is about to tip over with the number of family and friends that's been through here lately. After church Carolina and Jose threw a big party for Mauri's 8th birthday but the really big event landed here today.
A couple I hadn't seen in years, they'd recently left the mission field in Africa at gunpoint, arrived here with Miss Cissy and a dozen others. My front yard was filled with trucks and a large work crew. They built me a room in my garage, gutted a bathroom, put in new ceiling fans and lights, painted...all in one day. Tomorrow will be equally as wondrous.
The couple, Wayne and Terry, back from Africa, a little disillusioned, still following after God, awaiting his plans for their life told me something I'm taking to heart. They'd been told that God doesn't necessarily provide vision and provision; He uses others to supply that aspect of a vision. They have to work for their financial support and have had to examine their own pride...as do I on a regular basis.
Fiercely independent, yet there's no way i could have done, on my own, what Miss Cissy provided for us today. She'd provided supper, so weird for me to not start dinner mid afternoon, and none of my kids acted out at all.