I have a new piece of furniture I’m going to start working on here in a minute, but I just had to do a bit of writing first. Sorry I didn’t write yesterday…it was way too beautiful in SC to be inside typing. We took our kiddos to the zoo, had a picnic, and the Hubs and I went on a date last night even. It was a good day.
This morning at church, I have to tell you…the part that I got to be in there for, it was good. (Side note here…I get called out EVERY single week…Little Bit misses his nap and just isn’t happy back in the nursery. Eventually, this too shall pass.) Anyhow, my favorite part of the entire service was when our pastor and friend Rich led our entire church family in a time of prayer for Japan and all the victims of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami..
And some words that stood out to me were “Lord, we do not ascribe to you, the works of the enemy, because you are GOOD.”
<—- This painting is by Katsushika Hokusai of a tsunami. I think it looks like the break of the waves are evil hands reaching down. And that’s what I believe this was…evil hands reaching in.
Our world is a mess…natural disasters sure throw things into turmoil really fast, but I believe that God…the God who created the earth, will redeem this! He will somehow make something that the enemy has used for destruction into good. And I wish I could venture to guess how he will do that in the face of tens of thousands dead or missing, but I can’t…and that’s probably good, because my mind is limited…my thoughts are finite…God thinks in different terms than me. What a relief, huh?!
Last night on our date, I saw and took a picture of this magnet. I love what it says…..
To me, the best part about this quote isn’t something that I thought of necessarily last night when I first read it. And as I think more on it today, I find myself reminded that I’ve seen similar words before…and I find comfort in spending time thinking about things that seem impossible
Matthew 19:26 – “with God all things are possible.”
Mark 10:27 – “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
Luke 18:27 – “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
And suddenly for Japan, I find myself thinking and praying that the
possibilities are limitless.