I got a flat tire on the way to church this week… I was driving down I-5 at 60 Miles per hour and pop, glug, glug, glug, flat tire! Not just flat, but blown out and shredded. To be honest, it could not have happened at a better time. No, I am not being sarcastic.
Being a Pastor has certain inflexabilities. Church wont wait for me to get ready, and to be ready, I have to get there. It so happens that this weekend, my parents were in town, and for the first time since Zane was born, Roberta decided to come to church with me. The only reason that was even possible is because my parents could stay home and take care of our baby boy.
As soon as the panic settled, Roberta suggested that I call another pastor and see if he can pick me up. She stayed with my car and waited for my dad to come to try to put the spare on. The other pastor arrived, and I went to church only a couple minutes later than I normally arrive on a Sunday morning. Roberta got the car take care of thanks to roadside assistance our car insurance provides (good thing too, because we had none of the tools we need to even change a tire), and she met me at church about 30 minutes later.
Looking back, I clearly see the miracle of God in it all. Had it been any other day, that would have caused me to be massively late to
church (work) and it would have ruined my day. God had an incredible sense of timing. The tire was going to blow, there is no doubt about it, but God allowed a bad situation to happen in the best imaginable circumstance.
A friend of mine occasionally challenges me to look for God in the “everyday” situations of life. He says when you put on that mindset, you’ll be amazed at how much you notice God doing. When I actually take him up on this challenge, I am never disappointed.
Psalm 1:6: “The Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.”
When have you seen God in the “everyday” situations of life?