Kimmer: Peace for Anxious Days

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Peace for Anxious Days

(by Max Lucado) When my daughters were two, five, and seven—I wowed them with a miracle. I told them the story of Moses and the manna and invited them to follow me on a wilderness trek through the house.“Who knows,” I suggested, “manna may fall from the sky again.”We dressed in sheets and sandals and did our best Bedouin hike through the bedrooms. The girls, on my instruction, complained to me, Moses, of hunger and demanded I take them back to Egypt, or at least to the kitchen. When we entered the den, I urged them to play up their parts: groan, moan, and beg for food.“Look up,” I urged. “Manna might fall any minute.”Two-year-old Sara obliged with no questions, but Jenna and Andrea had their doubts. How can manna fall from a ceiling?Just like the Hebrews. “How can God feed us in the wilderness?”Just like you? You look at tomorrow’s demands, next week’s bills, next month’s silent calendar. Your future looks as barren as the Sinai Desert. “How can I face my future?” God tells you what I told my daughters: “Look up.”When my daughters did, manna fell! Well, not manna, but vanilla wafers dropped from the ceiling and landed on the carpet. Sara squealed with delight and started munching. Jenna and Andrea were old enough to request an explanation.My answer was simple. I knew the itinerary. I knew we would enter this room. Vanilla wafers fit safely on the topside of the ceiling-fan blades. I had placed them there in advance. When they groaned and moaned, I turned on the switch.

God’s answer to the Hebrews was similar.Did he know their itinerary?Did he know they would grow hungry?Yes and yes.And at the right time, he tilted the manna basket toward earth.
And what about you?God knows what you need and where you’ll be.
Any chance he has some vanilla wafers on tomorrow’s ceiling fans?
Trust him.
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes” (Matthew 6:33-34).
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~blessings :)

4 Comments:

At 10/12/2008 10:46 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Hey!
I remember a similar story, only it seems to me, it was confetti hidden on our ceiling fan blades when Eug. and I got back from our honeymoon! Was that intended as mana? ;) Well...it was funny!
Thanks for the reminder that God does meet our needs. He provides whatever it is we need in order to survive and make it through the day! And He does so abundantly! More than we can imagine(as you reminded us in your previous post)! He is faithful, and our peace comes from Him!

 
At 10/13/2008 8:08 PM, Blogger God's Girl said...

What a great idea for teaching the little ones. I love it! I will try that with my daughter!

Thanks for sharing!!!

 
At 10/27/2008 9:44 AM, Blogger Hannah :) said...

Hi Miss Kim! I see someone has used my old name! haha. "God's Girl"! I saw that and said to myself, I have posted a comment on here and that doesn't look like me! lol.

Do you still have your blog with the earrings?? I'd really like to look at them. :)
Have a nice nice day!

 
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