I was reading a book to my class today – Where Mr. D’Agnese chose to impose his worldview of “Mother Nature” on us, I chose to say GOD. Our world did not happen randomly. Even hurricanes reflect the sequence Fibonacci observed in nature. As I was reading to the students, I was again overwhelmed by the detail that God gives to every little thing.
Last week was a tough week for me. Maybe there is a science that says 58 days after a life altering hurricane experience from which the surrounding world has yet to recover is the breaking or turning point of a person’s life. I don’t know. What I know was, last week was a little tough. Now that I think of it, Oct 30 2015 was my dad’s funeral so maybe that made last week a little tougher.
WHAT EVER the reasons…
I was a little down. And GOD came through so immensely with answers and blessings and encouragements such that I have no doubt that HE is truly carrying me along this stormy rocky path. One friend said, “You are under attack. Whatever God wants to do next, our enemy wants to stop. Don’t stop.” Another friend looked at me and said, “You KNOW He is carrying you through this. Rest in His arms!”
Oh the blessings that my friends bring to my life!
I opened the school e-mail account and found several messages from total strangers who are interested and who have been reading the website ( http://www.cscdluquillo.com) and praying about how they can join us in ministry and where God is leading them to serve Him. What great encouragement as I see things here change and move and how often we avoid CHANGE and yet this Puerto Rican island was changed overnight September 20, 2017 and like it or not, here is the new normal!
This morning, I saw some great Angry Bird scores too! After not playing during the Internet/electrical outage, I was afraid I would be tossed down to baby league! But I have kept the knack and am regaining my position as Angriest Bird thrower in the flock!
Overwhelmed by God’s caring… back to my original thought. You see, my thoughts are still a little hurricane disaster messed and needing recovery. Distracted. Blowing about with the winds that beset me. A lot like James 1:6 or Ephesians 4:14 – tossed about… SO I know this is not the time to be making DECISIONS. This is the time for waiting and listening and praying and seeking God and knowing God and being still and letting His perfect peace keep me.here I am meandering through this and not making my point. The p0int between Fibonacci and my overwhelmedness that I am trying to grasp is that GOD DID IT and CONTINUES TO DO IT. I can’t guess what surprise will come upon me tomorrow, but I can trust that God already knows and He orders it so that even though many want to deny His presence, the Heavens declare and people in large number choose to reject Him:
Romans 1:19 what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
Proof that God IS exists all around us, only those who have chosen to walk away from His proof have entered into the futility of debating what creation declares daily with passion and might. I am not a debater. I am a Believer. I am a Believer more today than yesterday because I saw God work today. I saw Him comfort a little boy. I felt Him comfort me. I watched as a friend told her story of victory and encouragement and praised our Father God for His grace and mercy as I listened. I experienced His provision today in food and air and love pouring out of the mail box.
Praying that any of you who are overwhelmed will find PEACE in Christ and that His arms of grace and love will surround you as you rest in the truth and knowledge of His loving care.