Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hallelujah!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I mentioned that I had been asked many questions by the customs/immigration/border crossing officer on the US side of the border.

While this seemed unusual, because it was unusual, it was okay with me.

One of the questions asked of me, was what I was planning to do, after going to worship and attend the conference at Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church (BHBC), where I was headed.  My response to the officer seemed to surprise him.  But, I told him the truth.

I let him know I was going to the US Postal Service building, near Mexican Town, where I was going to have dinner, afterwards.

He seemed surprised.  And, asked me why I was going to the post office.

My response was that I was going to mail some Christmas cards and held up some in my hand.  This seemed even more surprising to him. 

He asked me why I didn't mail them from where I live, in Windsor.  I let him know that it didn't make sense to mail them from Canada, when I was planning to visit USA.

I explained to the officer that the cards in my hand were to people living in USA.  And, to mail them from Canada would cost close to four (4) times as much money, to mail each card (I also had some larger items).  So, it made sense for me to mail them when I was visiting in USA.

He asked me who I knew in Arizona, and why I was mailing to them.  It was obvious to me, that he had actually read the address of the card on the front of the pile.

I let him know that it was definitely a Christmas card, and it was being sent to a cousin of mine, who lives there.

How thankful I was when I was given permission to carry on!

As I mentioned yesterday, I made my way after worshipping and attending the luncheon and conference at BHBC, to the post office.

Just so you know, it cost me just over US$48.00, to mail everything I had with me. 

This may sound like a lot of money to you.  It certainly is, especially when the exchange rate means that it would actually be a value of about CDN $54.00. 

However, had I mailed these things from Canada, it would have cost me over CDN $118.00!  Yes!  Before I made the decision to mail them from USA, I had confirmed what the cost of mailing of those things was, in Canada.

Ahh... what relief it was, to have been able to save that money.  And, use it instead to cover the cost of crossing the border both ways, my gasoline, and even the delicious food I was able to enjoy!

For this, I praise God.

Thinking about praising Him, brought to mind Psalm 56:12, "Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee."

Just as we read in this verse, His vows are upon me.  For, I belong to Him, because I am trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ and for this, have received salvation.

I render praise unto Him... always.  For everything in my life.

Thank You, Lord!

You provided for me, in a way that most people would never have thought possible.  But, You did.  Hallelujah!


Until next time...

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