Following a recent conversation, in which we were discussing the goodness and wisdom of God, I was given permission to share this story.
As I was conversing with Aaron Ellis concerning his recent back issues, something in both of our hearts began to surface. Instantaneously, we began sharing how God’s Fingerprints are evident in our lives, and how His loving care is never far from us. Aaron shared an interesting perspective which solidified this point. As Aaron and Rose moved into their new home in Linden, Aaron quickly noticed (with his doctor observation skills), judging by the amount of safety rails and a stair elevator, one or both of the previous owners had suffered with obvious health issues. Aaron mentioned his first thought, once settled into the house, was to remove this “equipment,” but today he is glad he did not do it. Recently, as Aaron has experienced severe back issues, various thoughts concerning his future capabilities, as well as Rose’s care, took center stage in his mind. He contemplated several options, and even considered building a house on land connected to Will and his family, which would supply family support and secondary assistance. As Aaron weighed his future possibilities, a light suddenly illuminated in his mind. The house that God had led them to (which they currently occupy), has everything Aaron and Rose need in this current moment. Unfortunately, because of his condition, he discovered a use for all of the support amenities his house has. He said although he didn’t need them when he purchased the house, he is thankful that God led them to that house and had it “readied” for the day when Aaron would need it. At this, both of our voices began to quiver as we realized how our God had orchestrated this all, knowing what was coming in the Ellis’ future.
How many times have you seen God active in your life, or used you in an obvious way as his vessel? Both Aaron and I are convinced, this happens much more often than we realize, as God is constantly telling us, “I am here taking care of you because I love you, My child.” There is no greater feeling than being “touched” by the creator of the universe.