“O God, give them their just deserts! You’ve got the whole world in your hand!” Psalm 82.8
The scene was stunning in a way nobody could predict. She was 75+ if she was a day; looked like she should be in an old folks home until she walked! Her bright, crisp walk with a bounce combined with curly gray-blue hair and sparkling eyes that let everyone know she was a surprise in the making!
The impromptu program was stumbling along, people trying hard with audience encouragement at every step. There was nothing-special happening, until the Kentucky surprise. Up she bounced onto the stage and began a hillbilly poem song with a clap, foot-stomping rhythm. The audience expressed a single silent gasp and then joined in with a force that raised the tent! The verses went on and on always circling back to the chorus of the Holy Ghost dancing! The verses were full of stories and parables; fun and spirits raised for people of all ages.
The second time came later that night. Full audience, formal program with a stop to bring her back on. The afternoon worship raised the roof even higher; who could have known? People clapping, swaying to the song, cheering and clapping at the conclusion! An evening of awesome worship led by God and a woman old enough to be my great grandmother.
This week I felt the pain of people facing the hard reality of life. The bad news is that I felt powerless to do anything. The good news is that I turned to the one source that can do everything, God.
God cares deeply about what is going on in your life and mine.
God loves you with a passion beyond your imagination.
God depth of caring is miles deep.
God cared about you before you were even born.
God hurts when you hurt, laughs when you laugh, and shouts for joy when you are happy.
God is awesome. He will take care of the bad stuff – just watch Him! All you and I need to do is focus.