Thursday, March 1, 2012


Hello from a snowy day in New England.  We had about 6" at our house this morning and it was snowing hard all the way into work this morning.  It's our first significant snowstorm all winter.  They are predicting 10" accumulation.  The wind was blowing briskly all night, so the roadways were a little treacherous with drifting this morning, but God kept me safe.

I wanted to take some pictures on my way to work, but had left the camera in my bag in the car overnight and it was too cold to take pictures this morning.  Soooo I added a picture from one of my favorite children's books.

Did you ever notice in your walk with the Lord that He will reinforce His message through many means?

Our pastor has been doing a series in Prayer meeting and the last couple Wednesdays he has opened to
I Kings 16 and 17... then this morning in one of the devotionals I get via email this is what showed up...

Title: On Ravens' Wings

Devotion: Lessons On Living
Scripture References:
1 Kings 17:2-5
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Title: On Ravens' Wings
Author: Woodrow Kroll
1 Kings 17:2-5
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, "Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there." So he went and did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan.

On Ravens' Wings
A man wanted to buy a Rolls Royce. After thinking about it for several months, he contacted the automobile dealership to gather the pertinent facts about the model he was considering buying. He found out the price and then proceeded with some thorough questions about the automobile. Finally, only one question remained unanswered:

"What is the horsepower of this engine?" The salesman couldn't find that information in the brochures. Not knowing where else to look, he appealed to his sales manager, and the manager cabled the home office in England.  The answer came back with just one word: "Adequate."

After Elijah confronted King Ahab, God ordered him to go into hiding. The place chosen, the Brook Cherith, was a great place to hide. Ahab would never think of looking in such a forsaken area, but it was a challenge to survive there. Yet God proved Himself adequate. There was a brook for water, and at His command even the ravens helped provide for Elijah's needs.

No situation or circumstance is too difficult for God. When the world withholds its provision, He is adequate.  What God uses to provide for you may seem strange, but with all of creation willing to do His bidding, He will find a way.

Take heart. Those dark shadows on the horizon may well be God's ravens. Be assured that God will never forsake you nor fail you. Whatever your circumstances, you will always find Him adequate.

Others may fail you, but God never will.
I guess God is trying to tell me something... or all of us something.  We have lots of new experiences heading our way very soon.  Joanna is expecting near the end of March.  We have a building project happening this summer, Lord Willing.  Yes, they don't seem like "dark shadows on the horizon", but they are major changes.  After digging up the front yard this past fall and all the dirt and dust from that... I'm not looking forward to keeping the place clean this summer, having a visiting grandson, and new baby grandson all at the same time.  I just need to remember God's promises to me and trust He will bring me through.  I know if I face it all with God's grace it can be a wonderful and fun summer.  It's all how I look at it.  I'll just need to ignore the dirt a little and be happy that change is taking place.
Have a happy "snowy" day... if it's snowing where you are.  If it's not, have a happy day anyway.

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