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My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna (15) and Angelee (12) and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. 3 years ago our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

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13 April 2009

His BIGNESS in the little things ...

I am marvelling at the hugeness of our awesome God and just how real He is in our every-day lives. If we are honest, there are times when we question just how real or personal God really is. Lately, I am seeing His desire for intimacy (up-close-and-personal) wherever I turn. 
A few weeks ago, while I was in a rush to get to church, I was trying to put on a special necklace from a friend and in my crazy rush, the cross dropped off the chain and I couldn't find it. I looked around and just could not see it anywhere. I raced out the door determined to find it on my return. Well ... after a full evening at church, when I got home, I forgot all about my cross. The next day, our precious domestic cleaner (Cynthia - oh how I love her!!!) was on duty and she vacuumed nice and thoroughly and only at the very end of the day I remembered the cross that had dropped on the floor! With a sinking feeling I knew what had happened ... the little cross had been vacuumed and the dirty water thrown down the drain. It was gone! I looked around anyway - but knew the inevitable.  
Three weeks went by (with lots of vacuuming in-between) and we were on our way to church again. That evening, 3 men shared about how the Lord had encouraged them through the recent Iron Man competition. They are all new believers and this was their first race as believers. They were having the hardest race and were all on the verge of giving up when they all happened to bump into one another on the last leg of the race. They had 42km to run (which they were walking by this point) and they were in the loneliest part of the run where there are no supporters to cheer them on as the area is totally cordoned off. They started to encourage each others with the verses that each of them had found at the start of the race. They decided to call themselves the God-team and were determined to finish the race together. They had 2 more laps to go. When they got to the second lap in that same deserted section, something caught their eyes. There were 3 new sign boards up where there had been nothing on the first lap. They all found that odd as no-one could get there to put them up. As they walked close enough to read them ... each board held the verses that they had each shared with one another!!! That was the fuel for the fire that they needed! They finished that race strong all arm in arm like true brothers knowing that God loved them so much that He had been doing that race with them all along and even giving them personal encouragement at their lowest moment. They have come into a whole new place in their walk with God, having encountered His PERSONAL love for each of them.
I came home just soaring!! There is nothing more delightful than seeing someone come alive in their relationship with the Lord - seeing their eyes open to the truth of His ever present presence. As I came home and put my jewelry on my mantel piece I saw my empty little chain and missed that little cross and in my mind giggled to God the next morning - well if you can send angels to put up sign boards then surely you could direct them to that little old cross of mine. It was just a fleeting thought and then I moved on with my day. Well,  that night as I was taking off my jewelry again to put it on the mantelpiece, there out of the blue sat my little cross! I was shocked speechless!!! I knew it wasn't there in the morning, because as I looked longingly at my empty chain, there was nothing on that mantle piece. I went to my husband and asked him if he had found it and he had not. I KNEW it was my awesome God. I could just sense His delight!! Now I know how the woman in the parable about the lost coin felt!! It was so much more than just having my little lost cross back. It was that GOD had lavished His love on me to see my delight :-) To be sure, I took the cross to my domestic worker and asked her if she had found it and she assured me that she had not! Oh How He loves us!!! And if you are reading this today - know that our God is no respecter of persons. He longs to show you the richness of His love. He wants you to know how personally invested He is and how interested He is in your life!!!!! May you be encouraged and may your faith be stirred by the depths of His interest in you. 

2 comments:

Joyful Mom said...

Oh my precious friend. Isn't He just amazing??? Heavens above, my heart can scarcely take it all in. I am so in awe of His amazing love for us. Speechless.

I can hardly wait to catch up over a cup of coffee---soooooon :) Can't wait to see you, sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

I read you wonderful story with tears in my eyes!
It is so awesome to know that the God of creation is OUR Heavenly Father who loves and delights in us. Makes me feel so very special. Our Daddy loves us
Niqs
xxx