Monday, December 04, 2006


Well, Praise God, we did close, and we did move!

Yes, it was reported to be the worst winter storm in recent Oklahoma November/December history, but the Lord made a way. It is honestly just amazing how the Lord provided for us. There were so many hurdles. None of it was easy.

We arrived at our storage facility to pick up our things, the proprieter came out and told us the gate was frozen shut, and what on earth were we thinking, trying to do this in this kind of weather. I explained that we had planned it all in advance (save the weather) and this was the day our help was available. She brought hot water out, poured it on the gate, and got it unstuck.

I could literally go on an on about all the road blocks we encountered. There are so many crazy things that happened. Suffice it to say, the Lord provided in the midst of another storm!!!

Yesterday, as we unpacked, we uncovered BJ's 5th grade play, "The Wizard of Oz." BJ was the Wizard. To be honest, we fast forwarded through the early parts of the play to get to the scenes with him in them. We laughed and laughed.

I know you probably remember that BJ was always the smallest in his class. Yesterday reopened our eyes to that fact.

In his first scene, all you could hear was his thundering voice proclaiming, "I am the great and powerful Oz! Who dares disturb me?" He could not be seen anywhere (as in the movie).

In his next scene, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin man, and the Cowardly Lion all return after defeating the Wicked Witch of the West. They requested their prize for their heroic efforts. Oz bellowed at them. The Lion had gained enough courage from the previous event to go after the dizzying, swirling, oversized face which seemed to be the place the voice was coming from. He ran into it, and saw it quickly crumble down to the ground.

Then a meek Oz voice, "could you help me up? No, really, could you help me out of here?"

The Lion sifts through the mess to find the tiniest of people underneath.

Literally, he was smaller than the munchkins!

This sight, and his glued on mustache with tinges of gray hair brought laughter from the audience and us.

As he stood, it was apparent that he was tiny. This huge and powerful voice was coming from the tiniest of frames. Dorothy and her band of misfits were each at least a head taller than this smallest of Wizards.

BJ spoke the line to the Tin Man, "He who has heart, is the one who serves his fellow man."

That line spoke volumes about BJ. Both in his role as the Wizard, and in his role as a servant of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Too often, we do not believe we can accomplish anything, because we believe we are too small, or the foe is too big.

Remember the words from 2Cor 12:9, "His strenth is perfected in our weakness."

It does not matter what our plight is, or what giants stand before us. We can sley them quite easily, if we will but take the steps of faith that move our feet and our hearts to His obedience.



At 10:08 AM, Blogger natenamy said...

PRAISE GOD! We are so glad that you were able to move in to your house this weekend. We are praying that in the next few days and weeks, it will begin to feel like home.
Also thrilled that you could "see" and "hear" Beej again. I know you treasure those opportunities. We will be praying for you as you continue to unpack boxes... hope you find some more special treasures!
We love you,
Amy (and Nate)

At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I needed this message today. I thank you for finding the blessings in your move. The Lord does provide, even through the road blocks that try and make us stumble and give up on the task at hand.

Lord, I pray for the Higgins family. May their new "home" be blessed with laughter, peace and Your presence. May their new neighbors bless them with friendship and fellowship. May Brent and his beautiful bride, Deanna, enjoy making it more than a dwelling, but a home for Whitney & Lauren. It is in your name that I pray these things. Amen

At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new home! I'm so happy to hear that all went well (well, at least well enough to actually happen!)

I also hope you will continue to find treasures that will help you get through the holidays feeling his presence, and feeling HIS presence.

Blessings and peace, Tina

At 4:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What treasures one can find in such a confusing day.
Welcome to your new home. May you make many wonderful new memories there.
God Bless all of you.

At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus, for conquering all the walls that Satan was trying to put up to stop this move this weekend, and for the Higgin's new home, and for helping them to keep their eyes on You! Welcome Home Higgin's!

What a blessing to be able to see and hear your precious son again! Great things come in small packages!! Lord Jesus, I pray You will continue to bless them with more special treasures and moments, all in Your timing and according to their needs! You are so awesome Lord!

May God bless and keep you this week, and always~

Linda Anderson


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