Saturday July 4, 2009
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1.
Well, here we are in Vancouver and ready to begin the journey home today. We have had a meaningful trip so far with generally good reception for our book with bookstores, people and churches we have been able to contact. Yesterday we visited the offices of BC Christian News who have shown interest in using some meditations for their Christian Living column. Today we plan an early trip to Richmond to retrieve Ann’s purse left there yesterday, then a lunchtime signing opportunity at the House of James in Abbotsford, then a drive to Kelowna for an overnight stay and tomorrow the rest of the trip to Lethbridge.
However, like us, our car is showing signs of age. The automatic transmission is dropping in with a jolt at low speeds giving us concern about its ability to see us home. We certainly appreciate your prayers for an uneventful journey. It also places my return trip in doubt to Trinity Western University in Langley for a denominational conference where I have a book signing planned. Pastors from across the country will be there possibly giving our book some broad coverage. But first, of course, we have to arrive home.
The text at the top of our blogs is taken from a daily diary devotional by the Bible League of Canada. Today’s text reminds us of God’s overall power in the universe, which certainly covers small things like car transmissions. Interestingly enough, we had lunch with Dr. Jim Packer on Thursday. He is one of the editors of the latest bible translation, the English Standard Version, and he kindly presented me with a copy. He signed it, referencing Psalm 19! I guess that is going to be our confidence for the next two days.
To close, let me quote from the caption to today’s text from the Bible League diary. ”As you go through your day, see God in the world around you. See his power. See his creativity. See his beauty. See his attention to detail. See his use of variety.” That is the God we serve and who guards and guides our lives.