Wednesday, April 20, 2011
4:14 p.m. Today's project was to meet with the ladies whose calling from the Lord is to make our home Bible study viable, literally! I'll be resuming teaching I Samuel, where David comes on the scene, as pictured right, my oldest son in the 1980's!
Debbie is our hostess for the fourth year (out of six, since we began at Barbara's home in 2006); Amber and Angie have stepped up to minister to the children of young moms who could not attend heretofore; and Jennifer has offered her home for childcare!
My simple prayer, and Debbie's, was to have someone to watch the kiddos upstairs in her bonus room, but today as His plan unfolded, I feel like saying in response to God's goodness what the Jews cry out at their Passover seder, Dayenu (sp?)! "as if this had not been enough," God provided a place for the kids! Dayenu! That sitters came forward! Dayenu! That the sitters are planning to teach Bible lessons to the children! Dayenu! The sitters have fingerprint and CPR certification! And Dayenu! that the children can be ministered to in a separate location!
I am beyond excited, if you haven't guessed. I put an announcement/praise report on the Facebook News Feed, and will send out a detailed email to the 60+ ladies who do the written lessons online, and add those moms who may be able to attend now that we have childcare.
Ephesians 3 ends with Paul's prayer and benediction that absolutely suits what our ladies have experienced this day as we see our Bible study coming together, v. 17-21:
...that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height--to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever, Amen.