So on Tuesday I posted about waiting. And included a quote about waiting on God, and how if we can’t see the way forward, that “He accounts Himself responsible for all the results of keeping thee where thou art.”
Yesterday, heading out for a walk, I discovered a package on my front porch. Addressed to me, return address from Michigan, but no name. Opening the box, a piece of paper inside said “Surprise!” Beneath that, I peeled through layers of bubble wrap and found an envelope, with a card. The card said, “Got your back.” And inside, “Just so you know.” And a heart… and a signature: Jesus.
Oh, and five gift cards totaling $400.
I was – and am – surprised, amazed, overwhelmed, grateful, stunned, speechless, astonished, encouraged. I don’t know anyone in Michigan. Except, apparently, Jesus.
(BTW, to whomever allowed Jesus to fully inhabit your skin, you need to know that while the gift cards are incredibly appreciated, the card was EXACTLY the casual, personal language I needed to hear from him right now. So thank you especially for that.)