This morning, driving to work in the semi-dark, this chipper James Ward song was running through my mind. "He won't fear no bad news, steady as she goes -- for even in darkness, light dawns, for the gracious and upright."
I've really needed some good news lately. ANY good news. I'm tired of daily bad news -- a meeting at school, a call about church, a sad email. Too much!
So I told God I needed just one piece of good news.
What came in the mail today?
A letter telling Philip that he is now the recipient of the largest scholarship that his college offers! And this is an award that goes for 4 years. Oh My Word. I'm SO excited! I called his cell phone, but he didn't answer. (And, yes, I did open his mail.)
You must understand that, from a poor family that buys its clothing from Salvation Army, it's a pretty big deal to find out that your son has been given A HUGE WAD OF MONEY (I almost typed the amount, but I think maybe I'm not supposed to tell) for his education.
Hm. I'll just say that the amount he's offered for 4 years is about 2/3 the amount that we paid for our house.
Y'know what's cool? When I told God yesterday that I really needed some good news, that letter was already in the mail. He was planning my good news before I even asked for it.
Thank you, God.