Goodness Of God (Meeting Needs)
I have a story to tell. It is a little lengthy, so read it when you have
time. Sometimes, wonderful things happen in our lives, which are hard to
keep to ourselves.
Yesterday, my daughter Carol and I met together at Dallas' Fair Park
Music Hall, for our traditional season tickets performance. We were still
enjoying the music in our heads as we headed for the parking lot. Behind the
next to Carol's we spotted a bracelet and picked it up. It was not expensive
but had a variety of stones embedded on each link. Carol said, "Maybe it
belongs to the owner of this car. Maybe she will be here in a moment."
A step further revealed a flat tire on Carol's car. A big screw in the
tire was the culprit. She quickly called Mr. Rescue for help, but the wait
was long. We spotted an elderly woman searching the lot. We couldn't tell
if she was looking for someone or her car. I stepped out to see if we could
assist. She, too, was waiting for help-to unlock her car. We invited
her to wait inside our car, out of the Texas heat.
We waited a little over an hour, when a young woman arrived at the car
next to us. Carol asked her if she had lost a bracelet. The woman had not
noticed it was missing but quickly described it. Tears welled in her
eyes as she said that it had been given to her by her mother. The following
she was to travel to visit her mom, who is undergoing cancer treatment.
Carol said, "Now I know why I had the flat tire." We had to wait for her to
claim her precious belonging. The woman's comment in gratitude was, "God is
Soon after, help arrived for the woman with the locked car, and quickly
she was on her way-- but not before "God blessing us" for our concern. The
young man who helped get her inside her car was not from the same vendor Mr.
Rescue had ordered, but he quickly set about changing the flat. Meanwhile,
Carol was calling Mr. Rescue to see if they could change the order to this
"rescuer." A few calls and that was accomplished. During all of this
procedure, the young man said, "Well, if I get the authorization, fine.
If not, I'll just call it my good deed for the day."
Albert, Carol's husband, was on the cell phone a few times during all
this-concerned for her well-being as well as worrying about getting to
his lay chaplain class that evening. It was pretty obvious that Carol would
not be home in time with the car. A fellow co-worker learned of his problem
and offered to take him to class.
Instead of being depressed over a flat tire, we were rejoicing at the
goodness of God. Some may believe it was all circumstantial, but what
are the chances of these events happening all at once?
A precious bracelet lost -- returned to its rightful owner
A woman with a locked car - given a cool place to wait
A flat tire - repaired by someone who might not be compensated, even
though that was his livelihood
A man without a ride to class - supplied by a caring co-worker
All I can say is, indeed, God is good! He dwells in all of us who are
believers, and I am always in awe of Him.
Addendum -- "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty
things, which thou knowest not." Jer 33:3
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Words For Life' (WFLife1@aol.com) ]
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