Wednesday, January 26, 2011

evidence of timing

Today I waxed our dining room table.  We got this table 4 years ago from some good friends of ours.  We had just put our old house on the market and were anticipating moving into a bigger house right away.  One with an actual dining room, that could house an actual table!  So as we waited for our house to sell we stored the table in the garage, along with most of our belongings (I guess mostly empty houses sell better than mostly cluttered ones ).  Well, waiting turned into more waiting and more waiting until over a year later our house finally sold.  So there waited the table, in the garage, for over a year.  It wasn't cared for at all.  Small animals and birds crawled on it, boxes of who knows what scratched against it, and I never once waxed it.  

As I waxed it today and went over the scratches, the places where the wood has buckled, and the places where the wood has pulled apart, I was reminded that this table that is warn before it's time is evidence to us of God's good timing.  It was didn't seem so at the time, but it was perfect timing.  Just in time for a baby to be born, for grandparents to opening their home and help, for a new roof on the new house before we bought it, and just in time for the table to be warn enough that it will never be the same and always remind me of that time. 

For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord.  Plans to prosper you, and not to harm you.  Plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11


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