Monday, November 25, 2013

Hallelujah!

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.

Sigh...

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!

Hallelujah!

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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