Some of you will know that we have had a very bad postal delivery service for several months. We have had no postman since before the summer and as a consequence our mail has often waited days and days to be delivered. Weeks have passed with nothing – and then a bagful which had to be delivered by van. Our daily post was heavy, so you can imagine that a week’s worth is almost insurmountable.
Many companies rely on carriers for their delivery, and they are certainly more reliable than our post. It usually only takes a couple of days for a parcel to come from far flung parts of the UK to our door, and that is via the slow route. Last weekend, however, we ordered a large shipment from Holland, it was shipped on Tuesday and we expected that it would take a week. To our amazement it was delivered yesterday. Now, at this point I should remind you that we are in the midst of a ‘go slow travel’ situation due to the snow. I should also remind you that yesterday was Friday, and most delivery drivers would want to be home and by the fire by 6pm. Not the driver that delivered out package, however, not only was it delivered 4 days early, it was delivered at 9.30pm. This truly was above and beyond the call of duty.
So today I have several thank you’s to hand out. My first is to the delivery driver who was so diligent in his work, and my second to his family who were patiently waiting for him at home. It would have been a long wait because he still had deliveries to make when he left here.
Most of all, though, I want to thank the Lord for his diligence. He is always on hand to hear our cries for help, assistance or, in fact, our needs. His Word is Truth, Light and Life.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours (Mark 11:24)
(Notice it says ‘believe that you have received it’, that’s the difficult bit – because that takes faith, and the righteous shall live by faith……)