Saturday, March 1, 2014

Past Finding Out

(A follow-up of this post.)

Tuesday morning. I hurriedly try to make sure everything is in order for our day away from home. Crochet bag, stories to read at the writing group, all is in order. Someone thumps on my room door, and I dump the assorted things in my arms onto the bed and hurry to answer the knock. It’s my 14-year-old brother, with important news. “Esther! Mom just got a text saying that there’s a possibility that the electric will be hooked up over at the new place today!”

“Really? Finally!” We’ve been waiting for this news for so long…three months now. It almost seems too good to be true! I rush to the kitchen to confirm that yes, there is a possibility that it will happen today. We have family worship, and I quickly message Rachel who just happens to be online to tell her the news and ask her to pray that the electric will indeed be hooked up today.

Then I scurry to help get everything and everyone to the van so we can leave on time. As we take off, I breathe a prayer—“Oh, Lord, please, if it be Your will, let the electric be hooked up today.

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Photo taken on Takaka hill (in the north part of the
South Island of New Zealand).
Tuesday afternoon.
I watch the scenery slide away as we near the turn onto what will hopefully soon be our new road. Dad and Mom have several things to drop off here before we go on home, and we all are wondering what has been happening here today! As we drive in, we all notice the electric lines leading from the road straight to the house.

“It’s not on the ground any more!” One of my brothers excitedly shout, “It was hooked up!” We drive up the bouncy driveway, and park behind our soon-to-be landlord’s truck and an electrician’s van. Everyone piles out, all looking forward to finding out what progress has been done.

Dad forbids us from entering the house for a while, so we won’t get in the electrician’s way. Our soon-to-be landlady comes down, and she tells Mom that the power mains are all ready to go, and the electricians just need to finish all the wiring now. The most important electrical work is done!

Our soon-to-be landlord is working on painting the roof with some sort of a spray painting machine. How exciting it is to realise the machine is using electricity from the mains instead of from a deafening generator!

God is good. Dad and Mom discuss with our landlady new plans—since this has all been done, we can move in almost any time! The electricians soon pack up and leave for the day. They aren’t quite done with the wiring, but our landlady arranges for them to come in two days. We’re moving—Saturday!

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So that’s how God did it. :) And that’s why, two weeks ago, I didn’t post. We had just moved, and I was feeling very stressed still. But over these past two weeks things have calmed down and we are now mostly unpacked. Yes, God is good.

I’ll close with a wonderful verse from Romans:

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”
(Romans 11:33)

Yes, His ways are definitely past finding out. And He is so faithful to work everything out in His time. It seemed almost impossible that we’d ever be able to move that week, but now looking back I know He arranged it all perfectly. And I find it so wonderful that the day after I decided to believe that He would do it things started to happen. (Pure coincidence? I think not!)

Keep your eyes on Jesus!


  1. I'm so glad you're finally moved Esther! And God's blessings on your new home!

  2. That is so wonderful that you were able to move in now! Praying for you all as you adjust!

    1. It's definitely quite the relief. :) Thanks for the prayers.


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