Monday, March 03, 2008
just a blip
Have you ever had one of those days... when everything is going so well and then just like that, not going so well.
Well, yesterday was one of those days.
Our church held our church services outside on the property that we are planning to build on. We are committing to a building program, united in our desire to see the message of grace and our love of Christ affecting those around us, in our community and our world.
Randy is seen in the above photo leading worship. What a wonderful, beautiful, inspirational morning! We were so grateful, so happy... and then... we were heading home at 1 PM when our van broke down as we were getting on the freeway. Yes, again! Poor Randy was so exhausted from the morning, having been up since 4 AM and needing to eat and take a much needed nap... but we ended up waiting over an hour for a tow truck.
I wish I could tell you that I handled it well... but I didn't. I was sad (for poor pitiful me) and mad (at the stupid van)... but terribly sad for my husband who was desperate to figure out what was wrong with the darn thing... oh and by the way, he was handling it very well!
Yes, and this being the fourth time we have had this van towed in the past few months.
What I finally admitted was that in the scheme of life, this was nothing... just an annoying blip. So I looked up the word "blip"- "an unexpected, minor, and typically temporary deviation from a general trend". Gee, could my 'trend' just be an easy life, free of trials and tribulations? Umm, don't think so. I am reminded that Christ never promised us a perfect life, but He did promise us that HE would be with us and HE would give us everything we need, to get us through anything. And HE has done that... faithfully... every single time.