Yesterday, my first day of training, did not start out well at all. The snow was supposed to go south of us, yet there was more than an inch of the fluffy stuff I had to sweep off my car and the roads were already slushy.
I had awakened with a sore throat, coughing (AGAIN!!) at 4:00 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. That did not bode well at all for being awake in the afternoon.
So, I left the house about 7:30 to go 25 miles. Of course, with only a quarter a tank of gas, I planned to stop for fuel (and somebody else’s strong coffee) so I headed out. Let me tell you how grateful I was to God for providing a TXDoT truck on the Farm Road, spreading sand before me! Then at the State Highway, there were no cars coming for a mile in either direction. My confidence grew, and the snow began slowing. This did bode well for the morning.
Stopped for gas, picked up a Vanilla Frappuccino, 13 oz size for long-term caffeine, some cough drops for the throat (and cough) and headed down a clear road without snow. Better and better!
Except – I would arrive almost an hour early, so I pulled in a parking lot and sent off some e-mails and drank most of the coffee. Then started the car.
Well, I tried to start the car, to hear only clicks. A mile from the training, 33 degrees with 15 mph winds – I did not want to walk that mile. My, could I even walk that mile, realizing that every bit of it was up hill.
Thus I abandoned the car, called my son-in-law and left the body in his capable hands (Beloved Husband was in Tulsa celebrating his brother’s birthday, or he would have fixed it.), called my new supervisor and begged a ride. Disturbing the class and arriving late. What an entry!
But – I’ve had some good examples. Moses had to leave Egypt, demoting himself from pharaoh’s palace to a shepherd’s tent. Yet, he accomplished God’s plans.
Or, David, anointed to be king, yet being driven from the palace by his best friend’s father. Yet, he also accomplished God’s plans.
Or Peter, who swore he would never deny his Lord, did so just as predicted. Yet he, too, accomplished God’s plan.
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you. (Colossians 4:14 KJV)
Paul put Luke and Demas in a similar category – men who journeyed with him to spread the gospel.
For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; (2 Timothy 4:10 KJV)
Daily we must decide whether we love this present world or do we believe what the Bible says:
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalms 118:24 KJV)
With lack of sleep, scratchy throat, snowy morning, dead car and delays, let me tell you for certain that Tuesday was a day which our Lord did make and I’m still rejoicing over the blessings He provides.
Please join me in praising God for every day we have.