so it’s friday…and i’m so glad to be in bed…and typing this entry.
there’s really nothing exciting today…except that the ping river level has risen so high that it was threatening to us, who live in the same neighborhood. there has been heavy rain in chiang-mai for these past few days. this afternoon, as i was walking back to my apartment, i ran into my laundry lady. she said, “i just went over to the river to see the water. it’s scary. you should check that out.”
at that moment, i thought how worse could it be. so i headed to my room to change before i walked to the 1st church of chiang-mai for a revival worship service. on the way to the church, i had to pass the river. and man, it was crowded with people standing…shoulders to shoulders… and watching at the water report anxiously. some were there to experience the excitement…while some, who could be affected by the flood, were really worried. i’d never seen anything like this before. it was a big deal.
but i’ve learned to trust God in all circumstances. yes, i’m a bit worried that the water would rise above the limit level and flood my street. but this morning, when i was riding on a truck to work…and the rain was falling hard…i prayed, “Lord, i really don’t wanna get wet this morning. will You slow the rain down…that it’d just sprinkle…and not pour…so i could be mostly dry when i get into the office?” i was half-way finishing the last sentence when all of a sudden, the pouring became sprinkling…and then stopped.
a lot of times, He reveals Himself to us in the most obvious way. it is a small occurrence in life, yes. but i celebrate and give thanks for His great mercy and careful watch over my life.
so i’m going to bed rested in His care. maybe it’ll flood…or maybe it won’t. but i know that there will be a way for Him to rescue us.