Where are we going today, George?  That question is typically answered with the response “Let’s see what God gives.” It forces us to stay in the moment at hand and to hand over control for tomorrow to God.



Thursday was expected to be a busy day. We needed to leave Jordan and cross into Israel. This is a time of several holidays in various traditions so the border crossing was more crowded than usual.  The lines were long and they did not move fast. God gave us a lesson in patience and grace. It took over four hours to complete the border crossing.

The delay in crossing meant we had less time to visit sites on this day, but it also gave us the chance to have lunch on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and to take a moment to relax before heading to Bethsaida.

The truth is we never know what God is going to give us on any given day. It might be a four hour wait at customs, or it could be lunch by the Sea. If we trust that the Lord our God loves us and cares for our needs, then we know what God gives is just right for us, every time.

Every good and perfect gift comes from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17