😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you. This past week I’ve had a couple God realization moments. First, there are many times in our lives that we get delayed for whatever reason and it can be frustrating. The majority of the time we have no idea why we were delayed or what that delay helped us to avoid. Traveling to MI on Friday, we stopped at a rest stop for a quick break. Standing at the car waiting for Brian to return I said this prayer. “Please keep us and all those around us safe, sober, undistracted, and focused.” Brian returned to the car and told me about a conversation him and a guy had standing at the sink, about sensor style faucets. Apparently the one in the restroom didn’t want to work and it was slowing both of them down. We were back on the road I would guess not even 10 minutes when I noticed what appeared to be a cloud of dust or something maybe 3 miles down the road. Then all of the sudden everyone was hitting their breaks. I don’t know what happened but there was a big dump truck that hit the center wall hard. The driver was out of the truck laying on the ground breathing hard and his truck was a few vehicle lengths ahead of him. Other than praying for those involved in that accident, I also thanked God for the sensor faucet that didn’t want to work and delayed us to the point of not being involved in the accident. On Saturday we went for ice cream after dinner, before starting our journey back to OH, got a screw in our tire, and had to go to two tire shops in order to get it repaired. A special thank you to Discount Tires for letting us in and taking care of us two minutes before closing. Why were we delayed that time? I don’t know, but once again I thanked God for the delay.
Second, on Monday I had kind of a surreal moment, that I’d not experienced before, when God revealed this to me. I imagine you’ve heard the parable of the talents, Matthew 25:14-30. Essentially, if you’re faithful in small matters, God will entrust you with move. After another challenging day of work, sitting on my porch swing trying to relax, God brought this parable to mind and said, “I would trust you with more, not it’s going to be easy.” I have to admit, that made me grin. Life with Him is good, not a guarantee of easy. But we are never in this alone. Bless others and be blessed.
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