If you read Life with Lynnie (LwL) last week, you'll know that I had a shocking event happen on July 4th. As I crossed the border.
You'll also know that I was grateful. So very grateful to God, for helping me. But, also... for answering my prayer!
Knowing that time was so very important, I thought about taking the streets I thought I would, to get to the highway that would lead me to the airport. I realized it would take time, to do this.
As I made my way, I saw a highway link that I had never before used.
Once again, I prayed. God, led me.
How? This highway gave me a link that took much less time to drive where I needed to go!
Yes, in the future, I'll use that link. But, on Saturday, July 4th, I was truly happy. Especially, since there was quite a bit of traffic.
As I made my way towards the airport, I once again prayed.
You see, when my now deceased husband Gordon, and I travelled by flying out of Detroit, we quite often stayed at a hotel the night before, and used this set up to keep our vehicle while we were gone. You probably are aware it can be called sleep 'n park.
Never since Gordon died, had I travelled much. Especially, with having been cut open so many times, for surgical reasons.
The only previous time I had flown anywhere alone, without Gordon, had been a couple of years ago. This was when I flew to USA, when I had an appointment with an American surgeon, and when my cousin helped me, once I arrived. Like in the past, I had stayed at a hotel near Detroit's airport.
But, I had decided to not do that, this time.
Instead, I made my way to the parking lot, where my vehicle would be kept safe. This company and their location was somewhere I had never before been.
I prayed that God would help me find this location, without any trouble.
On the highway, I realized that the map I had printed off before leaving, was packed in my luggage. I became rather upset with myself that I hadn't placed it in my purse. Especially, since my luggage was behind my seat, and I couldn't access the info while driving. :(
For some reason, my mind was blank as to where this location was. I knew the name of the road it was located on. But, wasn't able to find it. Even when I drove through the area of the airport.
While driving through the airport area, I began to feel upset. And, once again prayed.
I asked God to help me. To provide a way for me to find this location. Especially, since there was nowhere for me to be able to stop at that time.
At first, I thought that I would go onto a side street and get out the map I had printed. But, it turned out I didn't need to do this.
All of a sudden a transport van that is used to bring customers to and from the airport, came up beside me!
The driver's window was open and we both had to stop at a traffic light, within the airport area. I asked the driver if I could follow him to the parking lot. He agreed, and so I followed him.
Believe me when I said I praised God! I did, over and over, and over, again. I thanked Him, even aloud!
After leaving my vehicle at the parking place, I joined Daniel in the van. As he was driving me to the airport, I happened to be the only person in the van with him. So we talked.
During our conversation, he let me know that he had been using the air-conditioning in the vehicle and had his window shut, up until about a minute or two before we became beside each other at that traffic light.
After hearing this, I praised God aloud, again! And, Daniel agreed!
It turned out that Daniel, was also a fellow Christian! We had quite a conversation, together. And, I thanked God for all He did for me, that morning!
Thinking of this, brought to mind Psalm 116:5-6, "Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
6 The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me."
Yes, I thanked Daniel for helping me. After all, I appreciated his help.
But, before I did this, I thanked God!
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous! Yes, our God is merciful. Just as He showed me that morning.
Our Lord preserves the simple... like me. For I was brought low, and He helped me.
For this, I will always be grateful. Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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