This week I had a number of God sightings in a potentially humiliating moment. While sitting in my cardiologist’s office, I realized that I’d locked my keys in the van! Immediately the Spirit prompted me to give thanks instead of complaining and castigating myself. And to not worry about making it to two other appointments we had that morning.
When we left the office, I tried to get in the van, but to nothing worked. I tried to call a neighbor who could bring me a spare key, but he didn’t answer. Then came the first God sighting: I noticed that the very back “wing” windows of the van were open–a possible way to get in. I tried to force them open further, but to no avail.
Then I decided to walk half a mile down the street to the repair shop of a friend who might be able to help, but he was gone. Then I saw the Ace hardware store a little further up the street and the idea came to buy a hacksaw there–that was God sighting number two. I also got another customer to give me a ride back.
I then cut the opening mechanism on the right, back window and went into the Dr’s office to get Barbara. When going in I noticed a waste can right by the door; the receptionist said I could borrow it. This was God sighting number three, for without the extra height the waste can gave me, I never could have gotten in the window.
Barbara then held the window pane back while I stood on the waste can and wriggled in the very small opening, and was able to lock the doors from inside. Thank you, Lord, for the adventure of seeing you answer our prayers for help.
We were than able to make it to two other medical appointments we had that morning. And I could share those God sightings with a good number of other people, encouraging them, too, to trust God in midst of each “adventure.”