Okay, usually my blogs are a little more quite and thoughtful, trying to see Images of Christ in all things. But I just need to tell you about the last 24 hours of my life. You are not going to believe this.
It began last night. As I was waiting for a red light to change I notice that from time to time a bright light would flash. I didn’t realize what it was, until it was too late. Going through the green light, it turned yellow. Then came the flash of bright light, and I realized it was the camera taking pictures of people running the red light. I promise you, it was yellow!
5:00 A.M. I get up early this morning to have some quite time, before the plumber gets here to check a slow draining tub. As I step out of the shower, I receive a call. My husband, Joseph, is on his way to work and his Excursion has died. He is 30 minutes into an hour and a half drive to work. He believes the alternator has died but, if I will go to Wal-Mart for him, and get two new batteries he thinks we can trade cars. Then I can take the Excursion to the mechanic for repairs.
6:30 A.M. I am in the 24hour Wal-Mart buying batteries and driving them to my husband who is waiting on the side of the road. We get the first battery out and the new one in, then the second one comes out. As he is taking the old battery to the back of the car, I help by lifting the new battery into place under the hood. Joseph comes back to the front of the car. Trying to hurry and get to work, he grabs the cables and puts one in place, then the other onto the battery.
As he places the last cable on, there is a loud “POP” sound, and flames begin shooting up out of the battery. Apparently, someone had place the battery in backwards…
Anyway, we grab an old battery from the back, HE places it into the car, and I am able to drive it to the mechanic. ( Thank you, Lord!)
9:30 A.M. I’m home, and the plumber informs me that the reason the tub is draining slowly is because, there are roots growing into the drain from outside. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???
As I type, the wrecking crew is ripping out the wall and tub!
I’m trying to find a God moment in all of this. The only two things I can think of right now is, that the Excursion cranked after all of that, and that I filled my car with gas last night (after I ran the YELLOW LIGHT).
I’m posting some pictures, not because they go with this blog, but because they make me smile.
Find a way to smile today!
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Di, I just read what your day held, and I could see that our Great God held you, your family and circumstances. Things could have been disasterous, you still have your relationship with Jesus, your husband, family and home. God stayed with you through the difficulties of the day. Be encouraged, the hardships we endure help us draw closer to Him and refine us so others will see the reflection of our Lord. I love the pictures and that you chose to dwell on a positive note. Blessings, Gin
Oh girl, what a day! It's on those days for me (which are more frequent than I'd like to admit…!) that the "Footprints" poem comes to mind :). Love to you today. Here's to hoping for a peaceful, pensive kind of day in Jesus….