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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fath Like Potatoes

 It has been a busy summer with not much time to write or tweet, nor sit and think. Sometimes, we just need to plant a seed and not worry about the results nor timing for what it produces. It is best to just enjoy what is brought to us each day and not worry about the present nor future.

My brother Wally came to visit a few weeks ago. He has a lot of faith, travelling alone dependent on oxygen concentrators. We watched the movie Faith Like Potatoes one night, encouraging us to have faith that God knows what is going on and has a plan, no matter what the impossible situation may be and what we don't see happening. 

The next day the nib on his portable oxygen concentrator broke. This island has a wonderful group of well trained EMT's who quickly arrived with oxygen tanks and helped us find and order a new oxygen concentrator (non portable) and more tanks which were delivered to the ferry line from Bellingham. Other islanders already waiting in the ferry line took them into their cars just in time for the ferry departure to this island and the need that evening.

 We then ordered a replacement part which could not get here in time for his departure back home, so had it sent to a place near Seattle. All the while, we were praying and trusted God for His grace to solve the problem before his trip back. There were many glitches, but always trusting that our Lord would resolve  them, which he did at the last minute.

Potatoes dug out of the ground
The potate critters rescued
"And He said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed in the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how...for the earth yields crops by itself:" Mark 4:26-28
I pray we can scatter the seed of prayer for our upcoming elections, that we might have faith that God who has sustained our country and given us a democracy will continue to guide us and protect us.

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