Tuesday, June 12, 2007

God is Listening

I took a trip with my kids and my two next door neighbor children to Burkholder Fabric to buy the black fabric I need to finish my quilt. Yes, I had to buy a few more pieces as well. This store is about 1/2 hour away from our house if you take the highway. About 3/4 of the way home I got a flat tire. I pulled over, took a look at the sagging tire and took a deep breath. Theoretically, I know how to take off and put on a tire. Practically, I've never done it. I began pulling all of the "summer" goods (fishing rods, chairs, tackle box, bug spray) out of the trunk and looking for the tire and the jack. I prayed, "Father, please help me through this." IMMEDIATELY, a voice beside me said, "Can we help you?" I almost jumped out of my skin. Two very nice gentlemen had pulled over without me knowing to help me. We discovered that, yes, the spare tire was there as was the jack but there was no wrench with which to take off and put on the tire. These men, who still had a long way to return home, went to the next exit to find a wrench. They returned with a mechanic and power tools! In five minutes after their return I was on my way home. Talk about answered prayer. In my journal everyday (ok, everyday that I use it) one of the questions I try to answer is how did I see God in my day? Many days I'm just not sure how to answer that question but today I definitely have an answer.

2 comments:

amy said...

They could have been angels...

Matilda said...

"one of the questions I try to answer is how did I see God in my say?"

I love that idea and am going to HAVE to steal it. I have never been much of a "journaler" because I never know what to write, but an exercise like that sounds like an excellent spiritual exercise and would be a good way to combat the pessimist inside!

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