Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Friday, August 17, 2012

Cluster Headaches, MRI's and my Undies

Don't be thrown off by the title, only the undies have to do with me.

While in DC we attended a Sunday night service at National Community Church.
The pastor is a man name Mark Batterson and he wrote an amazing book that my whole family loves called In A Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day.
Mark spoke on the lader part of Romans 8 that night with verse 31 standing out. "If God is for us, who can be against us"
I recently read a post by my friend Lisa on the divine providence of God and it reminded me that when God is for us, the impossible becomes possible. While her story deals with brains and cluster headaches, MRI's and serious things, my story deals with clothes and luggage, flip flops and teething biscuits; both stories remind me that if God is for us, then that's it. He is for us.

When we arrived at baggage claim in Orlando a week ago 6 of our 7 bags made it.
Mine was the one that we sat there staring at the same 4 bags going around and around on the luggage carousel hoping maybe mine would magically appear.
It didn't.
We filed a claim and headed home, I was choosing to believe it was sitting on the tarmac at Reagan International, Steve was convinced someone else took it by accident.
Well Steve was right, around 10pm that night I got a call, my bag had indeed been picked up by a vacationer, she said she'd drop it back at the airport.
I waited patiently for a day, then I called.
No answer.
I called again.
and again.
I didn't want to bug her, thinking maybe she'd get ticked at me and toss my suitcase in the dumpster.
As each day passed I missed a new item.
My hairdryer,
my sneakers,
my flip flops,
my favorite jean shorts,
most all of Aubry's clothes
and my Bible.

Finally it hit me.
God has this and if He is FOR me, then why wouldn't this lady return my bag, after all she called and let me know her name that she would drop it back to JetBlue.
If He is FOR me then why am I worrying that my luggage is rotting in some central Florida landfill or being shared among the Orlando hoodlums.

Since we had been home a week today I figured the lady who had my bag was most likely leaving today, so I called baggage claim and they shared with me the good news that my bag was in deed in route to my house!

See, God is FOR His children.
FOR them in saving money, fixing cars and getting cheaper MRI's;
but He's also For His people in getting them their underwear back,
He is FOR them in the little things that really in the scheme of life don't matter, like the unopened bag of tortillas I brought home.

So whatever you're facing know that God is FOR you.
He knows the best,
so whatever it is rest assured that with God FOR you, who can be against you?
The victory is won my friend, and although it may not look as you planned or hoped, dance in the sweet sound of winning.


Superhero Mom said...

OH I just loved this...yes He is for all of that...the fine details of the lives of His children. Praise God! To Him be the Glory!

Simply Dani said...

A God of the mundane and the insane!


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