Tuesday January 20, 2009
When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O LORD, supported me. Psalm 94:18.
Our time here in England is growing to a climax. While this week is relatively easy, next week when the girls come and join us is also a busy week at the guest house—never rains but it pours! This week seems like the calm before the storm. We are taking this opportunity for Ann to get the spade work done on the four papers she needs to have done by the end of February. It is also the time to iron out a lot of details for the coming week, but most seem to be in place.
A particular help is the gracious use of the Mission’s nine seat van for some trips we will make, in addition to the willingness of my sister and her niece to drive us around in their cars. It is clear that without the help of those around us our plans would not work, or be prohibitively expensive. Even with these advantages, there were times when I wasn’t sure we could dovetail all the logistics necessary to accomplish the things we needed to do and visit the places we wanted to go—and still enjoy ourselves!
God has a variety of ways to help us avoid slipping, and the support of those around has proved to be God’s provision for us. As a result, I think this nostalgic time to the old haunts of our childhood and early married days will be a time to remember with great thankfulness.