Close your eyes and visualize this scene. We are the only customers in Papa Gino’s. We are patiently waiting for our pizza when a loud voice echoes past all the other empty tables. #78!! While picking up our order from the counter I noticed the sales ticket had printed at the bottom, “We deliver.” So I called to the manager, “What is your minimum delivery distance?” “Minimum?” he said, “There is no minimum. We would deliver across the street.” So I asked, “Then why didn’t you bring my pizza to my table which is fifteen feet away?” Much to his credit, I have to say, he apologized. I expected guff.
On my way home I thought of Psalm 50:15 where God says, “Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver . . .” Now, I am sure while Papa Gino’s has no minimum delivery distance they have to have a maximum distance unless they use Fedex. How grand it is that God has no minimum or maximum delivery distances and best of all there is no waiting two or three business days. As a matter of fact He does even better. “I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!” Isaiah 65:24. Can you imagine going to Papa Gino’s and as you walk in the door they are standing there with your order before you had even placed your order?
This is a great family to belong to. Our Heavenly Father is the best. He knows our needs. He anticipates our prayers. He will supply us with all our needs. Philippians 4:19. He delivers.
Written by Roger Bothwell on August 30, 2012
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