Thursday, May 19, 2011

God is good...all the time!

Yesterday the people that we had been borrowing furniture from came to pick it up.  So we were left without living room furniture, a dining room table or a bed for the guest room.

We brought the plastic lawn chairs into the house.
We ate our meals sitting in those chairs.
Nathan and Tom took turns inflating the air mattress for Nathan to sleep on.

We made do.

We went to the zoo and enjoyed our day... we moved on.

Another friend had baked a birthday cake for me.  I went to pick it up.  I made dinner.  We watched a movie.  We accepted our situation without grumbling.  Nathan is here.  We have each other.  Nothing else mattered.

God is good... all the time.

The people in our fellowship found out that we didn't have furniture in the living room or dining room.
Things started to arrive.  A picnic table, an end table, a few chairs.... and then they came over to pray.

They prayed for our home and for it to be filled with all that we need.
They prayed for us.  They prayed over Nathan.
They filled our home with laughter and love.
All we gave them in return were cups of cold water and heartfelt thanks.

In time we will purchase furniture.  We have been saving up for the things we need.
Tonight we saw that part of what we needed was to be surrounded by people who care.

We came here to Belize to offer help, be of God's love,
And here we are receiving...experiencing generosity from those who don't have much and yet are willing to share what they do have... and we are humbled.

God is good...all the time.


  1. That touched me in a place I needed to be touched this morning! God is good all the time! May he continue to bless your family with greatness!

  2. what a beautiful story. May God continue to meet all of your needs and bless you greatly!

  3. That blessed me too.

    What a gift those believers gave you.


  4. What a touching testament not only to those who gave of themselves Alida, but to the impact that you've obviously made there. :-)

    Have a Blessed Day!

  5. this was beautiful and so true because when it's all said and done all that matters is that God is good all the time!May God continue to have mercy on you through his people down in Belize!

  6. God IS good! And with all the wonderful work you are doing in His name I am sure he will provide! Praying for showers of blessings upon you and Tom, and those you serve in Belize.

  7. so lovely.


  8. All the time!! :D