Reaching Out from
Grand Lake Community Chapel
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Greetings in Christ!
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it! Let us rejoice in life-giving rain falling that is so badly needed, and let us be glad that the forecast is for a dry and sunny weekend! Our lawns and gardens are smiling right now!
The perfect timing of the gentle rain this morning brings to mind the perfect timing of all of God’s provisions for our needs. Have you ever given serious thought to how many times the exact thing you need has shown up at the exact time you needed it; often when you had absolutely no idea of how you were going to deal with a particular situation? You weren’t sure how to pay an unexpected bill, or you didn’t know how to adjust your calendar to accommodate a special event, or you were concerned for a loved one’s welfare, and a check came in the mail from a long-forgotten source, or a surprise cancellation cleared your schedule, or the phone rang just when you were on the verge of panic? We’ve experienced countless such moments, and they have never failed to put a smile on our faces, even if that smile was at times accompanied by tears of joy – or of relief. But such moments have often caused us to hang our heads in shame, because we had not trusted in the ultimate source of all things. It may be rather redundant to say, but God wants only good for us. God wants us to put our complete faith in him to provide what we need, when we need it; and he always comes through. Sometimes we miss out on his provision, because we were expecting something that looked or sounded or felt different, but if we do miss out, that’s on us, not on God; because God is good, all the time; and all the time, God is good.
Karen and Greg
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
Wishing you joy and peace in your day!
Remember, God’s got this.