Friday, March 4, 2011

The Gift of Distraction

We are Empty Nester's and our home is usually pretty quiet, but because of various circumstances we will have a full house this weekend. This was just the motivation we needed to get some household chores done, things we needed to do before surgery. Last weekend friends had asked if they could stay with us because they had a family event to attend in town. Always enjoy their visits, no problem We knew at the time our youngest son would also be coming home for  couple of weeks for some work opportunities. We then received a call from a young man who had lived with us while he was in grad school, seems a friend of his is getting baptized at our church this weekend. He was coming down, could he possibly stay with us? We had to smile when the last call came in, we knew God was orchestrating all of this, the timing could not have been more perfect. I have been so busy preparing for every ones arrival today I haven't even  thought about the surgery. Our weekend is well taken care of, we have a house full of family and friends..and did I mention three dogs! Great fun! Lots of time to encourage each other, share some meals together, play some games and just enjoy being together. What a wonderful gift the Lord has given us....and again the timing couldn't have been more perfect!

"The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing"  Zephaniah 4:17

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