“I call on You, my God, for You will answer me; turn Your ear to me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 17:6 

We were all very excited when my son-in-love was hired for his dream job. He is an Eagle Scout and is dedicated to Boy Scouts of America. He is also an outdoorsman, enjoying wildlife and the wonders of nature. Being the ranger at a Boy Scout Reservation (camp) is a perfect fit for him. My daughter and he were also excited because they were moving in to a brand new, three bedroom home with three bathrooms. The old house on the camp was being replaced; their new home was shiny and perfectly suited for them. There were only two problems with this move; it is 35 miles from their son’s school and from their beloved church. The first was resolved easily, Mats moved in with his Grammie and Grandpa weekdays. The second, not so much; Boomer has to work Sundays and attending the church seemed to become harder and harder. Rick and I could see that Mats was “missing” his church friends and their meeting together.

As I’ve mentioned before, Rick and I were church shopping even though we loved the people of the church were we met. However, we could not attend there anymore because of a theological difference with the pastor. We had been praying about a new church home and trusting God for the answers. As always, GOD IS FAITHFUL in big things and little things (hence the small letters in this blog title)! Last spring, one of our friends told us that “our” church was getting a new pastor. We have been back in the congregation for three months and the first priority for the “new” pastor was a restructured youth group! Mats attended the kick off meeting last Sunday and, in his words, “it was fun and ‘our’ new pastor is cool.”

One would think, by now, that I’d never question the fact that God WANTS to give us the desires of our heart when it is His will; I know He does. Yet, there are times when time goes by and no answer seems forthcoming, I am not a patient waiter. Yet, as most of us learned as children, “God answers prayer, God answers prayer, God answers prayer with yes, no or wait!” I praise God for looking down on one “church family lonely” Grammie and answering her prayers!

“I call on You, my God, for You will answer me; turn Your ear to me

and hear my prayer.” Psalm 17:6


Unless noted, scripture is NIV ©1984 Int’l Bible Society

Hugs +/or ChIPS ©3/05 Eleanor J. Gale-Boone

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