Thursday, August 18, 2011
Around here, we have something called the “List of Lists.” LOL for short…except there is very little laughable or loveable about it.
Right now, we are in the process of figuring out what we don’t know. Specifically, we don’t know what we don’t know. Yes, that sounds like the title of a bad country song – but like a bad country song, it makes up for in accuracy what it lacks in subtlety.
The reality is that no matter how hard we work, or how flawlessly we plan, we still have more things on our list than we have time to do them. In 45 days, we hope to welcome our first boy, and at last count, we had no less than 21 separate lists. Each day, we add another list to this list, as well as new items to each list on the list.
“List, list, oh list!” (Hamlet, Act I, Scene v)
I don’t want you to get the idea that this LOL is insurmountable, or that we feel like we’re in the first act of a Shakespearean tragedy. Quite the opposite, we are inspired everyday by the new and miraculous ways God is at work to meet all of our needs. He has provided the perfect home, in the perfect setting. He has provided $120,000 in 3 months. He has provided appliances and furniture and computers and fishing poles and feed buckets.
And he will provide the boys when the time is right.
If we have learned only one thing from this experience, it is that God provides for all of our needs…even the ones we didn’t know we had.
The Lord of Lords is in charge of our List of Lists.