Thursday, June 29, 2006

"See a Need, Fill a Need"

One of Jonathan's favorite movies these days is Robots. One of the characters in the movie, Mr. Bigweld, has a slogan for the company he runs. "See a Need, Fill a Need."
Our family has been the beneficiary of Mr. Bigweld's slogan recently. As we walk the first steps of this journey toward ministry in NYC, we have only to recognize a need, and God fills it.

  • Need someone who knows what they're doing to teach you how to build Christian community in a huge city? Done--Steve is accepted into the Fellows program at Redeemer.
  • Need a whole pile of money to cover the mammoth cost of living in a huge city? It's arriving daily, from people and places we never imagined.
  • Need to prove employment in order to rent an apartment? No problem, Dana can keep her job for a while and work remotely.
  • Need a local church family to embrace the vision and ordain Steve? Caledonia CRC is amazing.
  • Need constant prayer? Excellent, we have people all over the country praying for us.

As excited as we are to begin this good thing, we are also a bit anxious and somewhat terrified. Witnessing God's good care for our family affirms us, keeps us from looking down at the waves and starting to sink.

Thank you, God, for every good thing.


Triplet Mom said...

I am constantly amazed how God fulfill our needs as well! Although my circumstances are very different from yours, I have seen God use other people to show me grace and mercy too! We have been blessed with many donations & gifts, diaper drives, encouraging hospital visits, prayer, on & on! We too await a huge change in our lives, but I don't feel worried. I constantly feel God's comfort.

big dave said...

Oh you will fill a need all right. Now we need to fill a need for Jason. I will try to find that perfect woman for him. (I am quite good at it)

Michelle said...

I didn't know that you were able to keep your job! I am constantly amazed at how the Lord continues to open doors for you to make this opportunity possible and blessing you beyond what you are even asking. You guys will be extremely successful as you join God in His work!!

Anonymous said...

How did you get so wise?!?!? Thanks for keeping us all a part of the action. I too am "filling a need" and am going out on a limb (no comparison to yours', of course!) Just this week I've become one of two co-founders/"co-captains" of a new mom's group at our parish. We're called Catholic Moms in Action. I'm excited and anxious all at the same time, but I know this is the right time and this is what I'm supposed to be doing. Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see where your journey continues to lead you guys. Hugs to everyone, Kristi Kubicki