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We have been singing a song in church lately that says, "never once did we ever walk alone, never once did You leave us on our own, You are faithful, God, You are faithful". I have heard from a number of people that this song is resonating deeply in their lives and the same is true for me.

I have been taking a group of our pre-teens down to the lower mainland for a conference each year called SPARK. Over the last couple years, we have taken smaller groups (13 & 6 respectively). But this year God has been moving in a new way in our group. I see it in the way they ask questions about the things we teach, how they have personally encountered Jesus, and their desire to invite friends so that they may come to know Jesus. I believe the fact that we took a group of 25 down to the conference this year is a reflection of this stirring in our group.     

Obviously a major thing on the to do list in making the trip happen is finding accommodations. I called the closest Alliance church to the conference, made a plan and we were good to go. Or so I thought. On the day we left for the conference we were literally on our way out the door and I received a call from the church that would be hosting us that night, informing me that their power was out and we could no longer stay with them!  

I could have been stressed, anxious, and angry that this was happening so last minute but all I experienced was peace. I knew that God would provide, I had no idea how, but I knew He would. Trying to explain that to others is a harder task, but I drew the kids in and invited them to join me in praying for God’s provision.  

It wasn’t until about 8:30pm that night (an hour before we needed to leave the conference and go to bed), that I received a call from the same church who had cancelled on us saying they could now accommodate us as the power was back on. It was so cool to be able to tangibly show our kids how God had provided for us.  

This is just one of many stories of this fall, in my life, that follow this theme. The world would tell me in these situations that I should be anxious, and yet I am overwhelmed in the knowledge that our God is faithful to provide exactly what His children need. NEVER ONCE do we ever walk alone...HE IS FAITHFUL!