Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Every Time, On Time

A few weeks before Christmas, I ordered for my oldest daughter what she described asImage representing UPS  as depicted in CrunchBaseImage via CrunchBase her "number one Christmas present." Several days later I received an email from the seller that stated the particular item I purchased was out of stock. I scoured the internet looking for another vendor selling the same item. Finally I found one who sold the item and had it in stock, even though the price was three times as much as the original vendor. I canceled the first order and ordered the second, expecting it to arrive just before Christmas.

A week later, I received an email from the vendor that the item was out of stock, but they would be shipped right after Christmas. This would have to do, it was too close to Christmas to try and find the item anywhere else now. I put a note -- actually a poem -- in a box for my daughter that her present would arrive after Christmas.

A couple days after Christmas, I received an email from the vendor that the item was now back-ordered and would be shipped the first week of the New Year. I was disappointed, but I could understand the delay.

After the first week of January, I received an email saying the item was delayed and would arrive at the end of the month. I was no longer disappointed, I was angry. I searched the internet again for the item and found it. I verified the vendor had the item in stock -- yes, he had them. I ordered it. I emailed the other vendor and canceled my order. . .rather vehemently. The item was at our door within three days, from the original vendor, I might add.

I felt that neither of these vendors completely met my needs in a timely manner. There is Someone however who always meets my needs, every time, and as our dear friend Mrs. Becky points out, "on time, too."

The Lord promises to supply ALL our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. There is no better guarantee than that. The riches of the Lord are unfathomable and the ability of the Lord Jesus is unfaltering and His timeliness is pinpoint.

"But my God shall supply all your need
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:19
"And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear."
Isaiah 65:24

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