Tracking a Package
A few days ago we have a power outage at the building. The computers went down. After such an outage (due to past experience) we check the computers and electronics to make certain that all is working before services. But one thing we failed to check was the clicker that advances the power point slides. Apparently the outage affected the USB receiver for the clicker, and it failed to advance the slides. On Thursday morning, after efforts to fix the clicker were unsuccessful, a new clicker was ordered and express shipping was paid for in an effort to have the new clicker available for Sunday. It was supposed to arrive on Friday, July 3rd. But, when the package tracker was engaged on Friday, it said that the package was delayed. The expected delivery date then was July 4-7. Isn’t it amazing how those package trackers can tell you if the package is delayed, is in transit or out for delivery? Isn’t it great when you get that text that says, “Your package has been delivered.”
Well, on Saturday, I checked the front porch several times hoping that a holiday delivery would happen. It didn’t. Sunday morning, I checked again—no package. But, with the expert help of Cliff and Michael, our sound room operators, the presentation went off very smoothly.
Perhaps you are not in the least interested in a power point clicker, or the late arrival of a package at my door. But have you considered God’s tracker?
Job asked the rhetorical question, “Does He not see my ways, And count all my steps?” (Job 31:4). David noted, “You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways” (Ps. 139:3). Yes, God does keep track of his packages. And thank God for it.
God keeps track of the tears that you shed: “You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book?” (Ps. 56:8).
God sees the foes that you face: “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me” (Ps. 138:7).
God removes temptations that are too great for you from your path: “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it” (1 Cor. 10:13).
What a blessing it is that God keeps track of our prayers: “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil” (1 Pet. 3:12).
God also keeps track of the good we do, and that we neglect to do (see Mat. 25:31-46).
God also sees our worship to Him: “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (Jn. 4:23-24).
What does God see when He checks on His package—You?
I just received a message stating that my package will be delivered today.