“By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.” Exodus 13:21
When you awaken, you never know the surprising ways God will be revealed to you that day.
Early on a sunny July morning, my husband, my daughter, and I began the seven hour trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. As our car navigated rush hour traffic, I nestled my head into the top of the seat to catch up on some sleep.
Suddenly, the clinking sound of an object hitting the underneath of the car jarred me awake. Did something fall off?
We pulled off to the side of the road which, in itself, can be a fearful feat.
My husband checked and concluded that a cap had fallen off.
Not believing the cap to be anything significant, we returned to the road.
…..until we quickly discovered that the tire had flattened.
we rolled over the part that fell off!
Once again, we pulled off.My husband replaced the tire with the spare. With a timeline to meet, my daughter began to fret. I assured her that we would call the camp to alert them of any delay. And I prayed.
How are we going to pay for a tire?
As we returned to the road for a second time, my prayers quickly intensified. Our car was losing power. Apparently, the water pump had gone out.
The next exit was a few miles away. Where was the nearest repair shop and how would we get there?
For the next fifteen minutes, we navigated the expressway to the nearest exit with no brakes, little power, and a spare tire.
And we prayed.
We were guided to a gas station with a repair shop attached (after maneuvering around an accident right down the road).
The disruptions and fears were mere bumps on God’s radar. Nothing that couldn’t be resolved with a bit of divine engineering.
Though we aren’t promised safety as God’s children, we cannot dismiss the scriptural reminders that we are not abandoned.
I will continue to cling to the truth that God’s hand is always at work in our lives. Always.
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