A good part of today was spent in silent reflection, thinking about my grandfather who passed away a year ago today. As you might guess, I miss him, and I can still remember that day vividly. In thinking about it though, I can’t help thinking about how involved God truly is in our lives. I had just gotten home the day before from my last second term of my seminary career, and I knew my grandfather was in the hospital. Before I went to the hospital though, I swung by the cemetery where my other grandfather is buried. Just like I did with my buried grandfather, I said a quick prayer that, if God was going to call him up to His kingdom, that I just get to see him one last time, but that His will be done. Sure enough, just like with my other grandfather, when I swung around the hospital, the doctors came in not long after, and it was decided to withdraw care and let him go peacefully. As sad as I was to see him go, to not get to see me graduate, to not get to meet my girlfriend, I realize how much better it was for him to just be at peace. Not a day goes by that I’m not grateful for God letting me get to see him one last time before he died. I guess what I’m trying to say is that our God is not an idle God. God is not a watchmaker, who wound up the Universe and is just watching it wind down. God answered my prayer in the span of 30 minutes. No waiting, no terms and conditions, no taking a number, just a prayer for something from my heart of hearts, and it was. Truly, our God is an awesome God, and as much as I miss my grandfather a year later, I still thank God for God’s love and mercy in that situation. Anyway, I could go on, but I’m sure you get what I’m saying. So, until next time, may God bless you in all you do.