Good timing? Coincidence? or orchastration Divine

Last night I was up late – a friend had asked me to drop them at LAX – for a midnightish flight. I thought – hey, at least I won’t have to deal with traffic!  The request was a couple of weeks ago, and I general like driving people places… but I thought I would be tired coming home.

No problem – turns out I was talking to another friend who is flying into LAX – and can save his family getting out of bed.  Get this – they are even at the same terminal!  Little things like that – and I get to spend some time with friends (btw – anyone need a ride to the airport next Monday night late?)

Makes me think though – of how God knows us, and our lives, and uses them.

Does He put us in places in life – where we get to be with people who minister to us, while we minister to them?  Do our experiences end up preparing us for other things, other times, other places?  What does God mean when He says, “all things work for good….”  Is that just He can spin it to us?  Or does He really keep everything set up in such a way it is a blessing?

The latter is the answer of course, and yet… it is amazing… mindblowing to witness, even more when it is not a short drive to and fro… but a friend’s daughter in the hospital, or a co-worker having an accident, or a deacon-friend taking on seminary while seeing a little church come to life….while he tells them about Jesus presence in His life – that makes the many serious personal challenges…something which gives him the strength to sacrifice more.. not hide…

Timing?  Yeah – it’s amazing…. it’s evidence of God’s love and mercy… and wisdom….. His handiwork, His craftsmanship displayed not only in saving us, but in making our lives a masterpiece, as we walk in what He has planned for us… and you know something… it is good …. (even if we don’t see it that way… sometimes)

Lord have mercy on us, this day… and may we get a glimpse of Your plan… Your will, the way in which we be that which You have crafted – for a purpose… to be the work of God!

About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

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