The Rising Sun

January 14, 2009, 9:30 am; posted by
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Godʼs provision is as faithful as the sunrise, and just as predictable. We know so well that the sun will rise each day, that we actually print the time in the newspaper the day before. We know that seedtime and harvest will continue; we’re so sure of just when they will happen that the Farmer’s Almanac lists the dates for each region of the country — exactly when spring will arrive, and when we can plan on a harvest. Godʼs provision is just as measurable and visible in our lives.

Last week, out of the blue, my boss paid me on Thursday, instead of Friday. I suspected something must be up. What happened next? An unexpected expense that had to be paid Friday morning. After paying that, writing a tithe check, and putting a tank of gas in our car, I informed my wife that we had $60 left for the whole week. Groceries alone run $225. Gasoline is $75.

God’s provision is so constant that I actually enjoyed sitting back to see what would happen next. A $10 check in my wallet that I had forgotten about. A $10 check in the mail. A $70 rebate for a Christmas phone arrives on Saturday. $150 in cash set aside last week by my wife. A $58 check we did not expect.

Iʼm not saying that I never worry — itʼs hard not to. But some days itʼs like reading the paper, knowing when the sun will rise so you can sit out on the hill and watch it happen.


4 Comments to “The Rising Sun”

  1. Connie Maxon on January 15th, 2009 8:58 am

    What a nice way to start my day and your birthday. Happy Birthday! Did you watch the video yet?

  2. David on January 15th, 2009 12:42 pm

    We haven’t. Maybe I can wrestle the TV away from the scifi nerds tonight long enough to watch it. And thanks.

  3. Katherine on January 16th, 2009 2:53 pm

    Sorry to hear things are tight. Good to hear God is providing. We have been fortunate to have God provide for us in some unexpected ways recently as well. Hope your birthday package arrives. Sorry we didn’t call, phil worked and went straight to work at the land and I was watching the baby til almost 9 pm last night. We did eat big macs and watched newhart in your honor though.

  4. David on January 16th, 2009 3:33 pm

    Things wouldn’t be so tight except that we are refinancing our house and they took all our money and won’t give us any back until next Tuesday. Banks.

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