Friday, December 22, 2006

Fuel Gages and Other Things I Don't Understand

Did you know that there is probably an arrow on the fuel gage on the dashboard of your car that shows you which side the gas tank is on? Seriously most cars have one. This probably isn’t terribly useful information in your own car. However when you rent cars frequently as I do it is great! I never think to check what side the tank is on in a rental car.

I didn’t know this until the other day. My boss was talking about it. I thought, “My car must not have one.” The next day when I was driving my car I checked. Not only does my car have an arrow, it has a gas pump with the word fill under it. I was stunned to think that I have been driving my car for quite some time and never noticed that.

So yes I learn something new every day. But I also miss all kinds of stuff. I have to wonder if whoever came up with that particular idea ever stands at a gas bar shaking his or her head at the people who drive up to the pump on the wrong side. God does all kinds of things for me I don’t notice. And sometimes God does things for me I don’t understand.

Right now I don’t understand a lot of things. I know that God is with me. I just wish that He would be with me somewhere else. As I think of the arrow on the gas gage of my car I realize that perhaps this time in my life is just one of the many things I don’t understand yet. I pray that God will show me soon.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006

If I Were To Write A Psalm

I have really been struggling to figure out what to post lately. So here it is. If I were to write a Psalm today. This is what it would say:

Lord you lifted me out
From the bed I had made on my own
You showed me the way out
You mended my wounded heart

Now my enemies advance
I am trapped in a corner
Why did You rescue me?
To allow my enemies to destroy me?

There is no rest
There is no peace
I wait for You
I call to You

But You are the One
Who came to earth
A helpless baby You came
Hope to a broken world

Lord set me free
I beg for Your help
You didn’t lift me out
To allow me to be buried

I praise You for your Glory
I praise You for your Mercy
I praise You for rescuing me
For it is already accomplished

Thursday, December 07, 2006

New Blog

Three years ago I started writing Christmas letters. It seemed that people enjoyed reading them so I have started to print more and more copies. I decided this year that I would post my letter rather than using so much paper (and printer ink.) Plus more people will have the opportunity to read them.

I haven't written this year's yet but I have posted the previous three. That is another reason I decided to post. If you haven't read the previous year's letter the next one might not make sense. So if you haven't been receiving my letters, or you have and feel like reading them again, check out this new blog. Start at the bottom (Christmas 2003.)

This year's letter will be coming soon!