I invite you to read Mary’s powerful post.
I love people. I really do. Sometimes they can drive me crazy like when I travel and end up sitting next to a nervous, chatty type. I’m a nervous traveler myself. On one hand, I enjoy the stimulation of a busy airport and the thrill of taking off and landing, but what makes me nervous is the two-hour drive to the airport in heavy traffic and standing in long security lines. In my nervousness to be on time, I tend to clam up.
My worst experience was last year when a dominant female sat next to me in the shuttle going to the Phoenix airport. Not only did she talk non-stop, she invaded my space. Granted, I had every right to open my mouth and set some boundaries, but I didn’t and suffered through it. How else would she have been able to show me all 200 photos of her family lodging in her smart phone? I didn’t care for her politics or worldview either. You can imagine my pounding headache as we approached Southwest Airlines where she, highly stimulated and happy, stepped out. I learned something from this experience. I should have prayed that morning and asked Jesus for some favor.
A few weeks ago, I was airport bound again. As my husband drove me to the shuttle depot, I asked him to pray over my itinerary. He asked the Lord to place me strategically en route where I can be a blessing to someone. I was enjoying a bench seat all to myself when we approached the last stop and picked up a gentleman carrying a bunch of gear. He sat in my row and I smiled and said “Good Morning!” No response. Not a word! Then minutes later, I heard this robot contraption reply very slowly: “G.o.o.d. M.o.r.n.i.n.g.” My prayer was answered in a surprising way! The man could not speak and I could not sign, but what a blessing our ride was for the two of us while the rest of the passengers jabbered away. Talk about favor!
After getting through security and grabbing some airport coffee, I called my hubby and said, “You are not going to believe how our prayer was answered.” I always smile when I think of the way Jesus cares about the tiniest details of our lives.
Jeremiah 33:3 says “Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” NASB
When have you called on the Lord and His answer surprised you?
Mary Zatkalik. A wife, a mom of two daughters, a grandmother of two girls, retired and enjoys country living. My family and friends are important to me, but Jesus is my lifeline. You can find Mary at her blog: Piles of Smiles or on Twitter.