Sometimes heaven shows a glimpse of divine beauty when occasions randomly come together.
Just recently Festim, our prison chaplain was in a family with the father in prison. The mother told our chaplain that having a couple of goats would make their life a lot easier. And of course Festim had no immediate answer to this request.
The next (!!) Sunday after church service, a person came to Festim and asked: ‘do you know anybody who would want to have a couple of goats?’
Yes he did…..!
Ilir – our Diakonia worker, visited a poor family.
For several reasons the father cannot work or leave the house. “If only the family would have a cow, so he could take care of that and have food and income from the cow – thát would be a big help!”
That same week I received an enthusiast message from a friend that ‘somebody specifically had given money to buy a cow’ for one of our families.
These coincidental occasions make me think of Hebrews 6 where Paul recalls the specific blessing of Abraham by God Himself, and … the hope that is set before us which is immutable. (verse 13-20)
Gods promises are big, they are real and as mentioned, immutable.
Glimpses as with the goats and the cow seem to be reminders that God indeed is involved in- and concerned about our lives.
It’s a privilege that we apparently figure in Gods plan, even though so often not aware of it. I’m cherishing these moments. Besides a divine Choreographer it takes óne thing more:
Us, being ready to be used. Step by step.
We had to go to the families in need of goats and a cow. And our friends from the US and the Netherlands had to respond to this ‘sense’ of donating. A couple of goats, a cow, a smile, a million, you don’t know how that will fit into Gods practical plan.
But when you see it does, it is worth everything!