Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lost Mail


Every day for the past 30 days we have received a note in the mail.
My brother, Peter, inspired the family to write us a note for the big T- 30 countdown to the baby. Some of them were humorous, some were spiritual encouragement; and most of all, they were a creative reminder of our supportive and loving family back East, who try to participate fully in our lives even though they are far away. I read what I thought was the last one yesterday morning.
But when we got the mail last night, there was a stray that found it's way a little later into our mailbox.
I read T-11 this morning as the manna from heaven that God must have intended that it should be. My dad wrote, "You're in good hands... with the All-mighty God!" His words were perfect, seeing as I woke up discouraged and feeling like God is distant from this situation.
He said:
He is faithful, and will watch over your moves, your quitting, your unpacking and packing, the exams, your papers/projects, your cards, your timing belts, oil changes, your dialation, breathing and birthday, your nursing, your nursery, your waking and sleeping, your crying, your hugging, your diapers and doctor's appointments. There is great upon grace, kindness upon kindness! Ephesians 3:17 : "May he dwell in your hearts through faith...may you comprehend the breadth, lenth, height and depth and know the love of Christ".
God used that passage to remind us that He does indeed love us and have this perfectly timed. From one Father's heart to another, we are reassured that we are in good hands.

4 comments:

Heather said...

God's timing sure is perfect - what a great encouragement! We are praying for a smooth delivery and can't wait to see the two of you w/ your little one in-arms!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't have said it better as a retired Allstate agent! Way to go Dad! The Tucson Lambros' are praying and rooting for you :)

Tim

Tali K said...

Isn't it wonderful to know that the Creator of the life in your womb has that little one's birth day/birth minute- all picked out already! Ps.29:9 "The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth." Even the deer have a loving Creator who brings forth life when he wills it to come! The perfect time! Hang in there! Not too much longer now! And at this rate, your baby will probably just slip right on out! Told you would be at 5 cm before the big day!! :) Can't wait to hear the big news! Praying for you!

Rachel said...

What a great encouragement... looking forward to hearing the good news. :o)