Diane will not buy any bread but Schmidt Baking’s 647 bread and buns. It is called 647 because the bread has 6 net carbs, 40 calories, and 7 grams of fiber. On a recent pack there was an ink smear on the back of the bag. I took a picture and sent it to Colby Simpson, our friendly neighborhood bread man. I asked him why they started putting scary faces on the packaging. All he could say was, “lol”. We both knew it was not a scary face and was not put there on purpose.
Every once in a while I see something like this ink mark that reminds me that things are not always what they appear – – and I am thankful. These moments remind me that in this world, even though things often appear as though they are out of control, they are not. God is still on the throne. That is one of the best sentences we can tell ourselves. “God is still on the throne”. And He is always doing something good, no matter how things appear.
A.W. Tozer puts it this way in The Knowledge of the Holy: “With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God to plan it, and the power of God to achieve it, what do we lack? Surely we are the most favored of all creatures.”
O God and Father, I repent of my sinful preoccupation with visible things. The world had been too much with me. Thou hast been here and I knew it not. I have been blind to Thy presence. Open my eyes that I may behold Thee in and around me. For Christ’s sake. Amen.A.W. Toxer in The Pursuit of God