As I discussed in yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, my intention was to go worship God, with the church group I've been meeting with, for the past few weeks. And, I did.
Things didn't turn out quite the way I thought they would. But then, my plans are not always His plans, as I've mentioned in the past.
Knowing we were having a pot-luck dinner after our worship service, I carried with me a container of food I had made.
Wow! Am I ever glad it was a pasta salad, and not something that needed to be kept warm!
You see, I had a shocking thing happen, once I had climbed into the driver's seat of my van. I turned the key to start the engine, like I normally do. But, the result was different. Instead of hearing the motor begin to run, all I heard was clicking.
At first, I thought about calling Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), of which I am a member. Then, a thought ran through my mind, about the fact that chances are, help might take a fair amount of time. And, I didn't have any to waste!
It wasn't that we were scheduled to have our dinner after our worship service. It was mainly due to the fact that I knew my friend C, was to meet me, there.
C has never before worshipped with this group of fellow believers. And, I knew she'd be wondering why I didn't show up at church.
So, I prayed... And, God answered me!
A thought came into my mind. One that I believe could only have come from Him.
It was about leaving the problem of my van, behind. And, taking a bus, to make my way to the church building.
As I stood outside at the unsheltered bus stop, I felt like I might freeze to death, even though I had dressed warmly for the day! I even had the hood of my coat done up to shelter my head and neck!
A woman joined me, there. She knew when the bus should arrive. For this, I was grateful!
Even though the bench was freezing cold, she suggested that if I sat down, my skirt wouldn't blow about in the wind. Wind, so strong that it felt like I could be blown away!
So, I did what she suggested. She was right! My legs felt warmer and didn't burn from the cold wind, once my skirt was no longer blowing around!
Eventually, the bus arrived. I praised God that I had exact change, when I boarded.
It seemed God was making a way for me, to be able to arrive at the worship service. Even if I would be late!
This truly wasn't surprising.
After all, He did tell us that he would do so, just as He did in Isaiah 43:19, "Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert."
As I took a seat on the bus, I silently praised God! And, thanked Him!
I felt truly blessed.
Not just for helping me and providing for me. But also, for making a way for me, where at first there seemed to be no way!
God had provided for me, in a way I had never expected. And, He had answered my prayer, with a solution that would bring about a proper conclusion.
Yes, I still had to walk from the bus stop, to the church building. But, at least I was able to do this using my cane to help me, physically. For this, I also praised God!
Only moments before our pastor was due to begin his sermon message, I entered the sanctuary.
Joy filled my heart, when I approached the pew where my friend C was seated. And, I could see in her eyes, the same joy.
Together, we praised God! Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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