Dead stuff everywhere.

One of the reasons I love to go for a run is that I have that time ALONE.  I am alone in my thoughts and I can process my day.  I also LOVE to pray when I run.  God and I have some of the most wonderful chats when I am running.  We get so many things worked out 🙂

Yesterday while I was running, I kept seeing sad little dead things on the road.  Black birds, sparrows, starlings, a possum, toads, countless worms that thought they were crawling to a non-drowning safety on the asphalt.  I was reminded of the fact that my amazing God knows each one of these creatures have met their demise.

Matthew 10:29 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.”

My first thought was that I was just looking for things… those are common occurrences in nature.  Quit looking for something in nothing.

Not one minute later, I say a beautiful, blue hummingbird dead on the side of the road (Which is NOT common), and I knew that it was no mistake.

At first when I was contemplating the message God had for me, I was thinking that He sees the sparrow and He cares.  He knows.

Now, when looking at the verse in Matthew, I see it in a whole new light.

It isn’t just that He knows, it is His will.

It isn’t just a knowledge.  His will is being carried out day by day throughout all of His creation.

And, here sits Tancy.   So sure of herself as she plods through her days — doing things her way.  Sure, when things get tough, I turn for help when I can’t make things work out MY way.  He made me a strong individual, so surely he wants to to work things out myself.  Right??

His will.

I don’t need to worry, because He has got it all worked out.

Who am I to think I need to figure out anything on my own when I have the One who is making all the decisions as my guide?


Help me to remember who the boss really is.  Thank You Lord.


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Tancy Griffin

Tancy Griffin is a wife and mother of four wonderful children. Her husband Jeremiah Griffin is a church planter and pastor in Rockford, Illinois.

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