“Before they call I will answer…” (Isaiah 65:24).
He did it! He answered before I called. He even answered before I knew I had the need!…
Last week I posted the bad news about my eyesight.
What saddened me most was that vision blurring meant no more solo driving to see kids and grandkids. It would be both dangerous and irresponsible. Confessing this to my husband, and the terrible driving mistake my poor vision had caused, I experienced the “emotional punctuation” psychologist Harriet Braiker says shows you what you care about: unexpected lump in throat, tears pushing past my will’s resistance. I cared. This mattered.
“We’ll get you there somehow,” my husband said.
Then I realized! God had already provided, had already arranged all the details and stirred someone to call me specifically about them: my next-door neighbor! Talk about convenience!
And talk about “coincidence”! I knew her two kids had settled in the same area as my youngest son–but I didn’t know her daughter and son-in-law now live within walking distance of him in the same city. Lynn had called to suggest we share rides to visit them! And in sixteen years of living next door, I don’t remember her ever phoning me before!
God makes His presence most evident that way–by providing right at our crisis point of need–or of impossible hoping… as in the next two posts about children’s shoes, about God again preparing the answer before His beloved calls…