If there was ever a time when I needed to be reminded that God will never give us more than we can handle…it is now.
Here’s the situation in brief:
–As I have mentioned before this weekend is Salem’s 125th anniversary and there is an open house at the parsonage tomorrow (Saturday).
–The bathroom is being remodeled. We ordered flooring but as of Thursday is just arrived but no one was available to put it in = messy house for open house = stressed wife = stressed husband (me). Help!
–[Here’s God intervening] One of my trustees has a son who installs flooring (why I didn’t remember is beyond me). She heard about our setback and called her son and he said he could come on Friday to install the flooring. PRAISE BE TO GOD! He just left (Friday morning) to get is tools so he can start. The bathroom will now be done by the open house = less stress for my wife = less stress for the husband (me). PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!
–[Here’s God intervening again] Project #2…the patio. One parishioner is working on this (former landscaper) all by himself = lots of work. Yesterday and this morning people have been calling me left and right saying they are coming over to help Joel and get this done (Joel is happier). PRAISE BE TO GOD!!! And now I am feeling overwhelmed by God’s greatness and faithfulness.
–[The priesthood of all believers] People from the anniversary committee, the congregation president, various other council members, parishioners, and friends from the community (a friend of mine who happens to be the council president at the other Lutheran church in town) have stepped up to make this weekend happen. Thank you and PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!
In response to this all I can say is “God is good…all the time. All the time…God is good!!!”
PRAISE BE TO GOD!