Greetings brothers and sisters.
Does JESUS give us birthday presents? Well let me tell you a story I witnessed myself this past week gone by.
4/13 was and is Deb's birthday. She as many of you know has had a rather rough time finding a permanent job. She had applied with the state here many times. Had been offered a job with the "transit authority" but because she had given her word to another firm she declined that job. That job turned out to be the "job from hades" and was horrible for her. She had looked and looked and applied and applied here, there, and everywhere to no avail. The depression of being the main income provider caused her to become depressed, thinking no one would ever hire her let alone the state.
She had applied with the office of Public Safety here, branch of law enforcement in Oklahoma and heard nothing. On her birthday she was working at temp job, I was fighting the hornet, gopher and other assorted insect peoples in my never ending war of attrition with them. The phone rang and the lady on the other end asked for Deb. Immediately it came into my brain she got the job. You and I both know who told me that, yep our SAVIOR.
So our loving LORD and SAVIOR will give us what we need, when we need it. Please let me assure you all, HIS timing is, as always absolutely perfect. Deb started her birthday present job this morning. She was smiling so much... I thought "wow the top of her head may fall off backwards" how do I explain that to the kids.
On a more somber note. Our oldest son is still gung ho for JESUS. It is just that I am concerned regarding the Church he attends. They put on a play at the church a cut down version of the PASSION by Mel Gibson. I said nothing. Saturday he called and was all excited because he was now dressing up as the "easter bunny." Were I to explain the errors of the bunny crowd, Deb and I would alienate him. He already looks at me like I haven't a clue to anything regarding JESUS. Do we call him on it, do I try to set him down and explain what the easter garbage is really all about, or do I wait until he thinks he does GOD a service and sends Deb and I to the chopping block. I know that is a grim assessment, but the times we find ourselves in now are the birth pangs of what is to come. I fool myself not in the least, I stand on what JESUS has said concerning these days. Even our own children will turn us in, thinking they do GOD a service.
This being the case and the times we find ourselves living in... Well, Deb and I have a become "invisible plan in place", should things become to ugly for believers in this country, well then one day we are here and the next morning... Where did they go they were here last night.
Deb and I are both well. I have the garden in and things are growing like... well weeds, those are growing too.
May the LORD keep you each in the palm of HIS hand.
Bob & Deb.