Friday, October 29, 2010
His unsearchable judgments
7:07 p.m. Today's project was to go to Disneyland. That doesn't sound very dramatic or particularly urgent, but since it's our third try since October 14th, it bears mentioning.
On Thursday October 14th, we were all set to pay our health insurance bill out in Jurupa, then continue west to the Magic Kingdom, but I became suddenly so sick that afternoon that we had to turn back. The Lord had His reasons: I needed to come home, gather items for the missions garage sale, and deliver them to Jeannette Rabito's house for the next day. Reason number two was that I had not carefully checked our mail before taking off for JUSD, but upon inspection, there was an Equifax report that led to our qualifying for the Parent PLUS loan that is now keeping Steven in his university--I faxed it to the student loan folks that night, and was approved the next morning, due to the Lord's perfect timing. Several people had to change the designation from "reposession" to "charge-off,"for the RV that we turned in to the credit union. By the 14th, we were shown in a 100% more favorable light!
Proverbs 21:1 describes the presumed power of the influential well. "The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; like the rivers of water, He turns it wherever He wishes."
We were glad that we were compelled to turn around and discover that the Lord had set a miracle in motion!
Two days ago (post of 10/27) it was a strange comedy of errors on my part that led to our failed attempt to go to Disneyland, and our last minute also-failed attempt to go visit my brother-in-law Larry, now bedridden and frequently unable to recognize his family due to Alzheimers. I did have an opportunity to talk to his wife, to express my sorrow and support. Steve was not able to face the sight of his brother, I'm sure fearing the same fate for himself in a few years, unless the Lord intervenes. I can't blame him. So we made a tedious trip home in heavy traffic that evening. Our pastor's wife Robin said that perhaps the Lord was preventing something from happening. I might not even find out what "could have been" this side of heaven!
In all of these go/no-go incidents, I have limited understanding of the reasons they happened, but I know who does know, the One Romans 11:33-36 describes:
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
For who has known the mind of the LORD?
Or who has become His counselor?
Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to Him?
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.