Thursday, May 28, 2009
Experiment continues (Wake up Walmart pt2)
I hate change. I really hate it. It seems like such a small thing to change where you buy what you buy. But not knowing if the store has what you need, or the price is added stress in my day that I don't need.
I had a piano recital for my students fast approaching. So I needed a large quantity of plates, cups, utensils, and reception food. I was once again pleasantly surprised at the upfront costs being pretty much the same as usual and it was actually fun to get somethings that were different.
Coming home I went to the mailbox and found a huge surprise. We had been through a long appeals process with my health insurance company about them reimbursing me for something that they had approved and then refused to pay. It was a pretty substantial amount that we had given up on ever seeing that money. The check had come and was in my mailbox.
I knew what teeny little effort it cost to live justice for real - in everyday life was worth it. Immediately my mind was drawn to this passage:
He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God. (Michah 5.8)
Some might say that it was coincidence. To me it was an affirmation. Keep going. Keep working out mercy and justice even if you don't always get it right. God will take care of the details.