And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;The Lord Jesus was pleased to test me today for my good and His eternal glory. I only got four hours of work when I was originally supposed to work eight and my whole work schedule was canceled for Thursday when I originally had an entire day scheduled. Since four out of six people in my house are sick with norovirus, I had to stop by the grocery store to get some electrolyte replenishing liquids, and then my car battery was dead when I went to leave the grocery store. I had a Torah keeper come by and plead the blood of the Lamb over my hood while I waited on jumper cables from my father-in-law, and then the jumper cables didn't work. The tow-truck took over an hour to get there (arrived @ 7:45 p.m., I arrived at the grocery store @ 6 p.m., we called the tow-truck at @ 6:40 p.m.). I had to leave the car with my father-in-law in the grocery store parking lot so that the tow-truck guy could pick up the car while I went home to feed the starving kids as my wife lay sick in the bed on Valentine's day. I finally rolled in @ 8:30 p.m. after picking up my father-in-law from the mechanic's parking lot and my beautiful 3 year old is sitting on my lap now waiting for me to show her "A Guy on a Buffalo" video from YouTube while I still have about 1.5-2 hours of work to do on tomorrow night's lesson on 1st John 1:1-4. Oh, and by the way, I'm not guaranteed any secular employment next month, I have no health insurance, my wife is pregnant with our fourth child, and according to our OB-GYN, our preborn child may be in danger of dying due to a supposed deformity in the womb. Now, if you had a day like that, how would you do respond? Would you give thanks for the test, recognizing it as part of God's plan to conform you to the image of His Son, or would you hate God in your heart for it? Its all a matter of perspective my friends . . . a Romans 8:28 perspective.