Sunday. Up and out early to go sign our apartment lease. Now we just have to finish the details –apparently there are some important hoops through which we must jump. And we got a lesson on bed bugs! A big problem here in NYC. Rob is relieved we have a place to call home now. Of course, so are Jim and I: relieved.
I know none of this has taken God by surprise. It feels like we have been swept up into a whole different life: different than what we were living, different than what we anticipated, different than anything we might have guessed. But, for some reason (I know the reason), it doesn’t seem too daunting. The reason, of course, is our reliance on God and His provision. I don’t have any idea how all of the days ahead will go, how the details will fall into place, but what I do know is this: God will provide. The same One who provided a last-minute sacrifice for Abraham as a substitute for Isaac, the same One who provided manna for the children of Israel in the wilderness, just the amount that they needed for each day, He is faithful to His promises and He will not abandon us. When we walk each day with Him, we can rely completely on His care and strength. Thankfully, we don’t have to rely on ourselves, fraught with our weaknesses! There is great comfort in knowing this. I also find a depth of meaning in the childhood blessing: God is great, God is good, and we thank Him for our food. By His hands, we are fed. Thank you, Lord, for daily bread. Amen. He does provide, and He will provide.