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This was the post today by Max Lucado: Posted: 23 Apr 2012 11:01 PM PDT

“No one has ever seen this, and no one has ever heard about it. No one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love him. Isaiah 64:4”

For my birthday recently, Denalyn planned a surprise family evening at a restaurant. I knew about the restaurant part, but not about the half dozen families joining us.

It had been a lazy day and I wasn’t all that eager to go out, so I suggested we postpone dinner. Boy, was I surprised! My family made it clear. We were going out to eat. Not only that, we were leaving on time.

My attitude was “why hurry?” My daughters’ attitude was “hurry up!” Why the big deal? Only when we arrived did it all make sense.


They knew what I hadn’t. They knew about the party—and they did everything necessary to make sure I didn’t miss it.

Jesus does the same for us. He knows about the party. Jesus is happiest when the lost are found. For him, no moment is greater than the moment of salvation!


We have a friend; surprised? Actually, she worked with my husband and she keeps in contact with us better than we keep in contact with her. We have invited her to family dinners, outings and invited her to join us at church. She always makes the comment that God would drop dead if she ever went inside a church.

Surprise, friend, God would not drop dead – He would drop everything and welcome you home!