Staying home over the past weeks has given me time to do some major cleaning out of my closets, garage and files. I found a ton of stuff that I needed to get rid of, but I have also found some treasures that I had forgotten I had. One of these treasures was an article containing an elderly, Southern deacon’s prayer:
“Lord, I hate buttermilk. Lord, I also hate lard. I ain’t too crazy about plain flour. But after you mix ‘em together and bake ‘em in a hot oven, I just love them biscuits. Lord, help us to realize when life gets hard, when things come up that we don’t like, whenever we don’t understand what You are doing, that we need to wait and see what You are making. After You get through mixing and baking, it’ll probably be something even better than biscuits.” (Author unknown)
These past five weeks have seemed more like five months. Life in so many ways has gotten hard and there are so many things that we don’t like right now. It’s hard to understand why God has allowed all this to happen. But let’s mix this all together and see the good that is happening. Families are staying home and reconnecting. Neighbors are meeting neighbors and becoming intentional with each other. We are forced to focus on living in the moment and not by our calendars and to-do lists. Hopefully, we are taking more quality time with our Lord.
As we are well into our second month of our current reality, just remember Romans 8:28 (NIV): “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
Several of my siblings are having fun creating and sending us their “poems of the week.” My sister Ellen wrote this one last week:
Like Washington crossing the Delaware
Or Lawrence of Arabia crossing the Sahara,
Even the children of Israel crossing the Red Sea,
Whether referring to location or situation,
What seems insurmountable might just be doable
With time and faith.
Ask George, Lawrence and Moses.
They got to the other side.....
And so will we.
Posted on Fri, April 17, 2020
by Kim Hayes