Cars, Planes & Tornadoes

While stopped at a traffic light I pulled a tube of lipstick from my purse. Just at that moment my engine died. “Surely my car did not cut out on me,” I thought to myself. But sure enough, as the traffic light turned green, I went nowhere. Honking noise filled the air as I tried to restart the engine. With a flicker of clarity, I nervously looked up to push in my flashers. My next great thought was to call the hubby while praying he would answer!!!! Sure enough my prayer was answered to my liking. “My car died at a red light and it won’t restart, and I can’t even remove the key from the ignition,” I bellowed! My calm, cool, collected husband remarked, “Is the car in park?” No, in my anxiousness I had forgotten the rules!

I shoved it into park, turned the key, and had ignition. Thank you, dear hubby! Thank you, dear Lord!

When we lose control, we lose our heads; Fretting and worrying ensue!

Today, on The Gospel Coalition’s Facebook page Todd Wagner has a post: Should Christians Be Anxious About the Coronavirus? He makes a statement that I really love. He says, “Worry is not our friend and panic is not our way!”

Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NASB).

My hubby and I are scheduled for a flight on Saturday. God is always in control of the happenings around us. He is never caught off guard. I hope to encourage others with another story.

We have friends whose daughter returned shortly from a 2-week excursion to Ecuador. She and her friend wanted a vacation that fit their budget. My friends could have anxiously wrung their hands over the decision. They could have agonized over the thought of the possibility of contracting the Coronavirus as well. But their daughter and her friend had an amusing trip and made it home safe and sound.

Last night a tornado ripped through her neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee. Thankfully, she was once again kept safe and sound!

Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11, NASB).

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