The first word that I spoke as an infant was God. The second word that I spoke was dammit. I have been told that was what led my mother and my grandmother to instantly stop using that expletive almost as a figure of speech!
But God has been in my life ever since I first spoke. While He had accepted me even before I was born (Jeremiah 1:5), I did not accept Him for more than thirty years. Even today, after I have been a believer in the Lord for nearly twenty years, I, all too often, lose sight of Him. Oh, but I am so blessed because He never loses sight of me. He is an ever-present Lord.
Last week, I used my power wheelchair to get on a city bus. To get to the bus stop, I have to go over a grassy strip up onto the concrete sidewalk area.
The transition from ground to concrete is a little bit of an incline, but I have done it many times before. I just turn my chair around and go “big wheel first”, or backwards, over the bump.
Except that when I got there, the grassy strip was then a mud puddle full of standing water. I spun my chair around, as I always do in this situation, but my wheels only spun in the muddy muck.
“OK, now I’m in a pickle,” I thought to myself. And just at that moment, a person appeared behind me and asked if she could help.
It was obvious to me that she had been jogging because she was wearing a sweat suit and carrying an audio recorder with earphones. But I had NEVER passed a person in this spot before.
It’s under an overpass and just the way that I get to the bus stop. I knew at that instant that the Lord was with me and He had sent help.
In fact, I even said to the lady on that grassy strip, “You’re a God-send!” I spun my chair back around and she helped push me up on the sidewalk.
I was able to get to the bus stop that I wanted and I was on my way. But with the ever-present reminder that God was traveling with me (James 4:8). Boy, but I needed that reminder.
Isn’t it always like that? All too frequently, we can forget that we are His child and that He has promised to look after us. If you would like to share a comment, scroll down and leave your comment. I would appreciate hearing from you.
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