In the early morning darkness, I watched as she walked down the steps and to the street where the school bus was waiting. As it disappeared around the corner, it occurred to me that we hadn't prayed. In the 45 minutes since the alarm clock went off, we had hurriedly dressed, combed her hair, breakfasted, and checked her backpack for homework. But in that span of time we had never stopped to thank God for rest or ask his help and direction for the day.
I quickly offered a prayer for protection for Hannah and then I realize, God has been here all along; his holy angels are ever watching and guarding his little ones. Once again, I am awed by how wonderful our God is. He is faithful, even when I am not. He never forgets me. He is never too busy or distracted to care for me. He was thinking of me while I slept. Each morning he wakes the sun and pushed the darkness away just for me. He gives me all I need for life, and he does it faithfully every morning.
"Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations." Deuteronomy 7:9
Rest assured, God is way ahead of us. He planned for this moment long before I even knew him. He knows exactly what I need even before I ask. He is ever working in my behalf to teach me, to lead me, to care for me, and to prepare me for the things that lie ahead.
"But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
Comforting, isn't it? Even before I knew I needed a savior, he provided one!