Friday, February 25, 2005

Falling into Place

Before we left Colorado, we made a list of everyone we wanted to see on this trip. We took the list, a calendar, and a phone and began the arduous task of scheduling a meeting with as many people as possible. At first we were optimistic, until we remembered a shocking fact: people work for a living. So we were faced with trying to cram in as many appointments as possible in a short time, without having access to daylight hours.

One would think (as we did) that one would have to cut one's losses and take what one could get. Alas for one's lack of faith.

Wouldn't you know it, every single phone call we made resulted in a get-together that fit perfectly into our schedule. When we finally reached the last name on our list and said that Tuesday night was our only option, they replied, "Great. That's our only option, too." Hmmm...

I think there must be a fine line between faith and stupidity. Not that faith is stupid- quite the opposite. It's just that when we step out and trust God for things that couldn't possibly happen, for a time it seems that we've got to be out of our minds. Then they miraculously happen and we're left with the shock (although it shouldn't be that shocking) that God's power really is shown in our weakness.

"I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them." Isaiah 42:16


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