Monday, October 19, 2009


During our little cabin in the woods getaway, we played dominoes. As I look back... I think I was being prepped for the eventful trip home. All I could think of was a "domino chain" of prayer.

We left the wilderness late Friday morning filled with happy feelings and too much good food. By mid-afternoon, we were sitting by the side of the road 20 miles from Iowa City. A wrecker had just loaded up our cargo trailer, complete with broken axle, and was headed to a trailer repair shop 10 miles west.

This is when I started thinking dominoes... Did the wrecker owner pray that morning for increased business?

When the family that runs the trailer repair shop gathered for their noon meal that day, did they ask of God that He would provide them with business enough to pay their bills?

Was the U-haul dealer praying as we pulled into his driveway? Were his needs met even as he met our need?

I hear the sound of a tumbling chain of tiles as I imagine all of the requests that are lifted Heavenward every day. Amazing when you think of it. God... arranging people and circumstances, everything flowing together. Amazing.

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching his understanding. Isaiah 40:28


kunkelbunch said...


Marcie said...

I think about that every time we pray that it won't rain b/c it will interfere with our outdoor plans. Maybe... a farmer is desperately praying that God would provide rain for his crops. Selfish... selfish... that's what I am.

Beth said...

Or from another perspective .....maybe...just maybe...the Lord was allowing adversity into your life so that the "world" (i.e.tow truck drivers, repairmen, truck rental workers, etc.)could see how He can shine through you....even in the midst of adversity. What a powerful witness that can be.

musicmaiden said...

Yes - Wow - that was a really profound thought at the moment. That's one of my favorite Bible verses, too. There is no searching God's understanding!