I made it in early that morning. I had everything planned the day before, down to my outfit, just to make sure there was no reason to be late. I really wanted to have that full hour to myself before jumping into the bustle of the day. Having the luxury of many good spots, I chose one that gave me the advantage of observing all that was going on in the parking lot without being seen by others.
Minutes into my quiet time, I was interrupted by some noise on the roof of my vehicle. It had begun to rain and it wasn’t the ‘hello, if you don’t mind, let me water the earth a little’ kind of rain. It was the ‘I’m invincible, strong and sovereign and I’m going to give you a taste of how much water my clouds can hold’ kind. I mean, it poured. I refused to be bothered. I knew I would get into the building somehow without getting drenched. The rain would probably subside by the time I had to go in, I hoped.
Soon enough, I observed that the guards on duty were taking umbrellas to people who indicated they needed help. How nice. More and more people arrived. Then I noticed that some people parked their cars, got out immediately, and ran in the rain until they got into the building. I can imagine they spent sometime under the driers before settling in to work. Quite interesting. If only they had spent a few minutes looking around, they would have realized that help was available; that there was provision already for their need. Hmn… They probably acted on their worst assumption.
Reminds me of a scripture that says ‘my people perish for lack of knowledge’. You see, our Heavenly Father has made provision for the challenges we’ll face, the mysteries we’ll have to unravel, and problems we’ll have to solve. He even ordered his angels to guard us wherever we go. If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling. You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path. Imagine that. But if you don’t know, you’ll walk on in defeat battered on every side like a ship on a stormy sea.
Don’t let the issues of life drench you. Reach out to your Father today. Holla HELP! He’ll come to your rescue.
Happy Fathers‘ Day.
Picture credits: http://humanoid-magpie.deviantart.com/art/Puppy-Drenched-in-the-Rain-105277472