“Ain‘t no big thing, Bruddah.”
~ Don Ho
Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.
~ Ephesians 2:6-10
It had been years since we worked together. We changed the world around us by working together for the Lord. And then, it happened. It. Simple, in the length of time it took to breathe in and breathe out, we were separated.
I did what I believed God wanted me to do. And then this friend and I were on the “outs.” Praying is always a good investment. I heard where she was working, but could not bring myself to go in there, I wanted to avoid a public confrontation/humiliation.
I continued to pray. Spoke with my daughter about it, prayed some more. Waited. And waited. And waited, not specifically, but surely by design.
And then, it happened. Again. I walked into a place, and there she was, with the hostess, the blessed gracious hostess, and my friend. And in the time it takes for a splinter to finally pop out, we were hugging, laughing, having loving, kind words. My pain was gone, my fear was gone, and it truly was no big thing, and it was a mountain moving thing. In God’s time, these seemingly insurmountable pains … removed.
Forget the rocks crying out, the scars were truly turned into stars. Freedom from that hurt was mine.
Lord, dear Great Physician, thank you for removing that very painful splinter, and for beginning the restoration of yet another relationship, in your time. Help me to keep giving each big thing to you, that you might put it in perspective, in your time.
Who You Say I Am – Hillsong
Because of Him,