E-votional  Happy Day After Mother's Day!
May 14, 2001
"She made this vow: 'O Lord of Hosts, if only you will look on the misery of Your servant, and remember me, and not forget your servant, but will give to Your servant a male child, then I set him before you as a nazarite as long as he lives.' "
-1 Samuel 1:11a (NRSV)


Providence and Grace, they are both so closely related, yet quite different.  Grace is about being in a right relationship, while Providence is best described as what happens in that relationship.
Hear the Good News, God provides for us and meets us always.  Just as God was there with Hannah, as God was there with Moses and the Hebrews and with Rach, Shach, and Benny, God is with us.  Hannah received her son, Moses and the Hebrews were delivered and the fateful trio who chose the furnace over the idol were not even singed.  Each taken care of, just as each of us are taken care of day by day.
Thank Youfor taking care of me, for your graceful presence.  You provide for me daily, and for that I say thank You.  It is hard to imagine You feeling fulfilled by my being provided for, yet You do.  Thank You Father, for all You have done in my life and all You will continue to do.  Amen.