Monday, August 26, 2013

Ice Cream?!

On Sunday, being my Lord's day, I went to worship at church, just as I mentioned I would in yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry.

I just didn't do it in the morning, like I usually do.

Instead, I got up in the morning and watched Jack Van Impe, and his wife Roxella on television (tv).  Here's a link to the tv schedule list:  http://www.thegospel.com/clients/jvim-jack-van-impe-ministries/media.asp  While the list shows Saturday as the date, I'm sure it was the same programme as I watched on Sunday.

Then, I posted my LwL entry and went on Facebook (FB) for a while.

Eventually, I showered and got ready to go out.  Not to church, yet.

Being the last Sunday of the month, some of us single Christians meet at Tim Horton's (TH) about 12:30 p.m.  We meet at Tecumseh Rd. & Manning Rd.

When I arrived there, I was shocked to see only one (1) person, there.  Even though no one else joined us, S and I enjoyed our time together. 

Instead of heading home, I headed west on Tecumseh Rd.  I made my way to the TH next door to the Red Lobster restaurant.

No, it's not a case that I am addicted to TH coffee, for I didn't even have coffee when I met with S, earlier.  Rather, it was my intention to go through the drive-thru to pick up an ice cream cone, for a friend.

Knowing the friend I was going to visit enjoys ice cream and more, I brought with me a foam cup.  When I was handed the ice cream cone and spoon that I had requested, I immediately turned the ice cream upside down, into the foam cup.

As I drove further west, it seemed I just couldn't go through any green lights.  Every time a red light stopped me, I prayed that the ice cream I was carrying wouldn't melt.

Eventually, I arrived at Malden Park Rehabilitation Centre, on Windsor's west side.

Parking was limited, but I managed to find a spot.  Then, I walked into the complex and made my way to my friend's room.

By the time I got there, I was sure the ice cream would probably have been melted, since it was rather a rather hot day.  But, to my surprise, the foam cup and the cone had sheltered the combination of both chocolate and vanilla soft ice cream and it had barely begun to melt.

I praised God!

After all, He had answered my prayer!  Even if it was a simple request, to keep the ice cream in cold, edible condition.

Thinking about how I had prayed and made my request, and knowing that God had listened and provided for the need of the situation, reminded me of Jeremiah 29:12, "Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you."

It may sound like a silly request to have made to God, to keep the ice cream from melting, but the truth is, it couldn't have been too silly.  After all, He answered my prayer.

Thank You, Father!

As I spoon-fed my friend the tasty treat, I was thankful to God for answering my prayer.  And, my friend enjoyed every single mouthful!

It amazes me how God seems to answer even the smallest prayer requests.  But, He does.  I am truly grateful for this!

After visiting and praying with my friend, I made my way to go worship with a small group I helped out with, for a while prior to me becoming sick, last year.

It was nice to see Pastor Brad Mayer and some of the worshippers I knew at Bible Community Church.  And, I was grateful to have worshipped with them.

Being only a couple blocks from my daughter P's home, I stopped by there to see her for a short visit, before heading home.

All in all, it was a rather busy Lord's day, for me.  But, every minute was worthwhile, as I looked to God for everything! 

How wonderful it is to have a God who loves us.  Who cares enough to even listen and answer the smallest of requests.

As I drove, I thanked Him.  For, He had listened when I prayed.  And, had answered my tiny prayer, in a positive way. 

Thank You, Lord!


Until next time...

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