We're still on the road.... today we left Mesa AZ heading east back to Tomball TX to visit a church that may be willing to support us in our work with CRI.
After a quick stop to see Kathy's aunt and uncle we were on our way.
We got our coffee, set our GPS, and asked God to protect us on our journey.
We had a good day with dry roads, sunshine and 60 degree weather. The traffic was steady but nothing that slowed us down.
I finished reading aloud through the Book of Acts, while Kathy drove.
She likes to drive, prefers to drive actually and clearly gets 'bored' riding.
While I don't mind driving, I prefer to ride, acting as co-pilot suits me just fine. I assist with getting drinks, GPS settings, getting the right music to play and reading.
Nice the way God lined things up for us, isn't it?
So we traveled till dinner and were planning to stop for the night, but after Kathy had caught a nap ( I do drive some of the time :) and we had eaten something besides pretzels and grapefruit she had her second wind and so we decided to continue on.
So once again, music playing we thanked God for this day and asked for His arm of protection.
As we were leaving El Paso, I saw the moon to the east, this giant glowing white ball. Just up over the horizon, a perfect full moon.
My attention was then drawn to the west as the sun was getting ready to set. There it was perfectly positioned just above the horizon, this beautiful giant glowing crimson ball. The clouds in the sky helped accentuated it's brilliance!
I was fascinated as I turned first to the moon and then to the sun, it was magnificent!!
I thought about God. How perfect everything is that His hands have made. I sat there thanking Him for loving us so much that He would give us so many gifts. Many gifts we often don't even recognize as coming from God.
In James 1:17 it says 'every good and perfect gift is from above' I am reminded that I need to thank Him daily, for everything!
Here's how good God is to us, not only did He provide safe travel, but then when it was suppose to be dark, He made it light!
The moon was so bright and brilliant, the car cast a shadow!
You could see the snow on the mountains, and anything that moved in the desert! It was so cool!
We were just loving God and singing along to the music when we heard "I am a friend of God" playing.
I sat there thinking how incredible is that? That the God who created all the things that were captivating me at that moment, the moon and sun and the mountains.
That God is my friend.
Then I thought about perfect friendships, loving our children and grandchildren, missionary lives and people who love and support us...ALL of that only by His hand!
His same hand that reaches out and takes mine and leads me down the path He wants me to follow.
He is my friend?!
I will never quite comprehend that, but thankfully I don't have to. I simply have to believe and walk by faith, holding His hand!
Thank you God, for being my friend and giving me so many gifts!