This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
Today I am thinking about the importance of rising above the issues of our day.
During this Lent season, we’ve talked about various ways to be in deeper communion with God. Recently I had an experience that reminded me of just that. Last week I drove to the grocery store and just as I turned down the aisle in search of a parking spot, my car stopped. It died on me in the middle of the aisle. As cars began to pile up behind me, I threw my flashers on and waved my hand for everyone to go around me.
Yet just a few moments later, a man walked up and offered to push my car into a parking spot. After he pushed me, I jumped out of the car to thank him and said, “Only God sent you my way so quickly!” He smiled and said, “Your car likely needs a jump, so I’ll just pull my truck around.”
As the man walked away, a woman who was standing nearby said a few words to me that I’ll never forget. She said, “You’re right, God probably sent him to you, so take that frantic look off your face. As a follower of Christ, even when you’re going through something, you’re not supposed to look like it.” Then she politely walked off. She was really saying go deeper with Him and rise above your current issue.
When I turn to the Scriptures, this is exactly what Cornelius did. Cornelius was a devout man of God who gave generously to the poor, but because he was a Gentile, the Jews saw him as impure and rejected him. Imagine the conditions Cornelius lived under day in and day out; yet he was still able to transcend the issues of his day, stay connected to God, and care for his fellow man.
As you transcend your issues, hold onto these words: “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
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So today, rise above.
You were truly blessed and favored. We never know when our Angels will appear, and we do have to know we are favored and that God only sending us good! I once had a similar situation when my car stopped on a dark street, and a man came saying he almost hit me. He asked like your angel if he could move me off the dark street to the front of a school that had light. I had no fear and notified my godmother where I was. The man was playing spiritual songs, so again I knew I was favored. As we talked he said I never come down this street, and I said is it because that light at the corner is so long, and he said yes, but tonight I turned. He waited until the tow truck came, and I did take his name and address to send him a spiritual book from my church, since he would not let me give him lunch money. Then the tow driver took me to where I wanted to leave my car, and he asked is someone picking you up? I hadn’t even thought about that. He said we are not to give rides, but I can’t leave you here and he took me home! God Is Good and We are Blessed!!!
Thanks so much for sharing your story and for the great reminder that God will always send His angels in time of need. God Bless, Suzette