Monday, July 14, 2008
I am so grateful for the ways that I see provision in my life. There are the simple things like food and shelter. Then there are things like my health, I finally feel like I have recovered! Then there are these unexpected things that seem to keep happening to us. Just wonderful reminders that the Lord is with us and that he sees our needs. About a month ago someone gifted us 2 frequent flyer tickets to go on a vacation. We were stunned and really excited! We decided after hours online, that we would go to Boston and Maine in the beginning of August. I am so excited for this vacation and love traveling with my hubby. We have been trying priceline to get cheap hotel rooms and have been trying for a few days with no bids accepted. You have to wait 24 hours to make another bid, so we have been doing that. Yesterday morning at church we were telling some friends about our plans, and having been to Maine themselves recommeded a B&B up the coast. We were appriciative of the suggestion and later in the afternoon they called and told us they wanted to pay for us to spend one night on them, at this beautiful place. It blew us away, again. I am really amazed at how God is taking care of us in a way that is for our leisure. Somehow I am hearing Him say, rest. Take time to play, explore. Take a trip on me. It makes me want to jump up and down with gratitude.