I’ve been caught up in doing a bunch of paperwork and such recently, not to mention not feeling well (normal stuff) and being a champion at losing things – there was one paper that I literally had in my hand that I put down without thinking and it took me hours to find again. As frustrating as that was, I did find a number of things that had disappeared over the last couple of months, which is a blessing. I think I have at least four “real” posts floating around in my head right now, I just haven’t had the time to sit down and write.
I did not, however, find either pair of my glasses. Being as it has been five years since I have had my eyes looked at (and with my poor vision, I really ought to be on a yearly schedule) the fact that both pairs have been lost more than found over the last six months may be God’s way of telling me I need to get my eyes checked, so I booked an appointment.
This morning was hard. Getting kids to school is hard in general, but when one child digs in and refuses to cooperate, it can make things get really bad really quickly, as it has a direct effect on everyone and their punctuality. Lots of crying and whining and some yelling ensues. It wasn’t as bad as sometimes, but I felt awful.
I had to check the kids in, and when I got back in the car, the radio station was already playing their “Totally Random Song of the Day“. It was Bob Marley and the Wailers with “Three Little Birds”. I embed it here for you:
I know that a lot of people dislike it when people say that God is the reason when good things “coincidentally” happen. As much as I do feel it is important to give all glory to God, I do think that there’s a danger of “seeking signs” and superstitiousness when people do this. That being said, as soon as I heard this on, I had a strong sense of this being what God wanted me to hear at this particular moment.
“Every little thing is going to be all right…”
We know that these are insane days. We know that there are wars, rumors of wars, injustice, starvation, etc. At the same time, we believe that God is bigger than all of this.
Psalm 45/46 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. 4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. 6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. 7 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. 8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth. 9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. 10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 11 The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
I daresay, the message here is pretty much the same – “Every little thing is going to be all right”. We just need to hold fast in faith to God. For this reason, I don’t think it is unreasonable to think that it was more than “coincidence” that this was playing this morning.
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I know there is a danger of turning “signs” into superstition but, yeah, sometimes it really does seem like songs come on just when we need them. Or something else happens at just that moment. I heard someone call it a “God wink” one time. I suppose God winks since he created us in his image. And, boy, do we need that verse these days!
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