April 28, 2015

Interrupted by Grace 2015: When Another Makes You Dinner

I'm blogging daily in April. Learn more about the series here

As I begin writing today, a beautiful cardinal mama is on the bush outside the window chirping her beautiful song.  It was chilly yesterday, but spring is here and our part of the earth is warming up.  The birds are willing it with their songs!  Oh boy, now so many more birds are singing.  Lovely!

You came for an interrupted by grace story, not to hear me babble in the praise of birdsong, so on to that.  Before I do, however, I want you to stop for a moment and think about your yesterday.  Where did God show up?  Did you notice Him loving you, encouraging you, admonishing you, or helping you at any point yesterday?  Give thanks.

My sister and me

Okay, NOW I will tell you my little story!  When I sat down to start the day yesterday, I was filled with dread at the thought of having to come up with something to make for dinner and having to make it.  I love cooking for our family and eating - yes, it's really the eating I like best - but some days I am not excited about it.  Yesterday was not a burdensome day, it was not because I felt overwhelmed or anything like that.  I think it was just the fact that I would have to think of something, make another decision, and then carry through.

At this point, you either understand what I mean or you don't.  If you do, here's a virtual fist pump.  If you don't, you can just think I'm weird.  That's a fair assessment anyway.  <wink>

We had plans to head into my hometown in the afternoon for a visitation.  My high school friend's dad died on Friday and I wanted to stop in to extend my condolences.  Since we would be close to my sister, I texted her to see if we could swing by.  Guess what she said in response!

Feel free to come by though.  I have a ton of food.
I could feed you guys.  Isaac has a game at 6:15.

She could not have said anything more beautiful than, I could feed you guys!  Friends, I was interrupted by grace that God saw my silly little "ugh" at having to make dinner and provided another to make dinner for us.  So kind of Him, and my sister!  It was hilarious to listen to her tell the story of how she had gotten so much food the night before at the grocery store for poor planning and being too hungry, but I am so thankful it prepared her to be able to have us for a little visit with her and her cool family.

That's all for today!  God knows the deepest longings of our heart and the temporary, somewhat whiny, little groans.  And He is gracious to care for us through them all.  On Sunday our pastor said, and I paraphrase, "What do we call ourselves?  We call ourselves believers, not accomplishers or doers, but believers.  And what do believers do?  They believe."  Let's believe today in God's promises: I love you.  I redeemed you, on purpose.  You are my child.  I care for you.  I will not leave you or forsake you.

Keep your eyes peeled, He might just interrupt you by grace at any moment!

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