My sister Jan ordered me a birthday gift from Dayspring Company this past week. Along with the gift she had ordered me a couple of packets of cards since I enjoy cards and stationary so much. When I opened the gifts and started reading the cards, I realized they were almost all meaningful for me at this time in my life. I will be having surgery on March 23rd for uterine cancer. I have Lyme Disease, CFS, and many many allergies that make surgery more risky to begin with, and now facing cancer seems more than a little daunting. We are hopeful since it is the slow growing kind it will be self-contained and not have spread. There are a lot of unknowns that have fear camping out in my living room too much of the time. God has been in the details of my life every step of the way, reassuring me that I am not alone, and this story is one of those times.
After opening my gifts, I read through all the cards and decided I need to keep some of them for myself as they were so comforting. I called my sister Jan and told her thank you, and how much the cards spoke to me. I jokingly told her I was going to sign her name to some of them and keep them to read for encouragement. Here is where God comes into the details.
Jan said to me, "I know you like the Wooley brand of cards, so I ordered some for you."
I replied, "Jan, I did not get any Wooley cards, the cards were by Max Lucado and Roy Lessin."
She said, "Oh there must have been a mix-up or substitution."
I said, "If there was a mix-up, Jan, this was a divine mix-up. I think I am going to sign God's name to these cards!"
God knew just what I needed to hear during this time of anxiety and fear of the unknown. One of the cards had a verse I have been reading almost every day ~ Isaiah 41:10, another quoted Matthew 10:30 about God being in every detail of our lives....another had Isaiah 40:31 (wings of eagles).....There were 11 cards of the 15 that gave me comfort and assurance to face my present circumstances knowing GOD IS IN THE DETAILS. That He is walking with me. Amen and Amen!
I am going to keep these cards to put in my memorial box as a wonderful reminder of an awesome, loving God. I don't know everything my future holds, but I know who holds my future, therefore I need not be afraid.