“Unless God Just Happens to Send Something Our Way”

It was just a throw-away line from The Birding Bunch, not central to the topic of the post, but it caught my attention.

Just a day trip this time and probably no birding will occur unless God just happens to send something our way. He has before on one of those country roads.

Our God delights in “just happening to send things our way.”  As parents, we delight in doing things that bring joys and pleasures to our children, and our Heavenly Father rejoices in “sending things our way” — not because He has to, because we demand it, but simply because He loves us and a love that delights in giving is central to His nature.

We go around a bend in life’s road to find a joy, a pleasure, a comfort, that He “happened” to put in our path.  Delight in His gifts.  Thank the Giver.

Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

About Jon Gleason

Former Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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2 Responses to “Unless God Just Happens to Send Something Our Way”

  1. This was quite a surprise to see in my email. I was looking at the subject and thought it seemed familiar. 😀 I appreciate what you wrote. Not only with the birds, but there have been plenty of times we see or experience something and believe the Lord did it just to bless us.

    • Jon Gleason says:

      He rejoices in making us rejoice. I appreciated your emphasis on even these small joys being things that He sends. What a gloracious God we serve. (That’s a new word I just made up, because He is glorious in His graciousness. I doubt it will ever make the dictionary….:))

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