Instagram post by @art_soli_deo_gloria Jennifer Litts

#iwillremember #thattimewhengod made the plan bigger...
After feeling a bit helpless about the refugee crisis we reasoned, 'We have a car, let's put a call for resources round church, load the car up with whatever we're given and drive the resources to where they need to be.' As we put out word that we were collecting items, our prayers probably started out something along the lines of 'God, please give us items to take to the camp.' Soon we were swamped with resources. There was much more than would fit in our car, and people had started sending money too. I wanted to pray 'Please make people stop giving us resources!' but figured God knows he's sent too much to fit in the car, he must have a plan. We started trying to think bigger than our little Toyota Yaris. 'God please help us to get a roof rack for the car.' We tried our hardest to get one but it didn't work out. 'God please give us a trailer to attach to the car.' Again we tried our hardest but no one could fit us a tow bar in time. All the while resources kept streaming in. 'God please get us a bigger car somehow.' 'God please allow us to rent a van.' Everything we tried kept falling through. With only days to go, several rooms full of resources and no vehicle to transport them it seemed ridiculous. So we tried a ridiculous prayer. 'God please have someone call us up after church tomorrow and have them just give us a van.' We asked several others to join in this last resort prayer. What happened after church the next day? We got a phone call from someone who had heard what we were doing, didn't know if we needed a van or not (had actually been advised that we probably DIDN'T!) but felt moved to call and offer theirs anyway...

What did we learn about God through this? When he makes a plan, it's bigger than ours. He's awesome. He does the impossible and the ridiculous. He knows our needs and is faithful to meet them. He listens to our prayers and it moves him to action. He loves when we step out in faith and loves to stretch that faith so that it can become even bigger.


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