Romans 8:28 – We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (NIV)
One bitterly cold morning, when I had an early appointment at a hospital a distance from home, I got into my car in my garage and turned the key — only a flash of red light. I tried several times, but no start. I walked toward my kitchen door to go in and call for help, but was given a sudden urge: I stopped, turned back to my car and tried again. And it went, getting me the sixteen miles on time.
After the appointment, I got into my car in the parking lot. Not even a flash. A nearby man took extension cables from the back of his truck and boosted my car. It started immediately. Knowing that my battery was very old, I drove directly to a hardware that installed a new battery. All was well. Safe home.
God loves to bestow blessings upon His people. I thank Him for these: the urge to try again, the placing of the kind man and his truck with booster cables near my car, and that I got safely to the hardware, then home.
Hymns celebrate such goodness of our Lord:
- Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
And we are all challenged in this one:
- Count your blessings; name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for Your unfailing goodness in meeting all of our needs. Above all, we thank You for giving us Your beloved Son to live on earth, as a human being with us human beings, then to die to cancel out all of our sins and give us eternal life. Lord, cause us to glorify You in all of our living. Amen.