On my way home today from a playdate at the park, with a wonderful group of ladies and their children, I had a bit of an accident. As I was turning into an unfamiliar parking lot, I turned too soon and hit the curb and quickly realized that was not a good thing. So, I parked the car got out only to wince at what I saw. A totally flat tire and bent rim!! Bummer!! Four tired kids in the car to boot. What now! So I made some calls, fumbled a bit as to what to do and eventually got the kids sent home with my kind mother who came to get them. My poor dear husband showed up at the scene, having just been operated on the day before for a hernia, not really able to do anything and me not letting him, (just what we need him busting open his hernia again)! We had a hect of a time figuring out how to get out the spare tire and then it was time to loosen the lug nuts on the tire...ha! I tried, I really did....are you kidding me, who can do that, guess I need to work out more. Anyway, Keith kept saying you just need to find someone to help and I was a bit frustrated and said, " Do you see any available brawny men walking around with a moment to spare!!"
Next thing you know a guy comes walking by and Keith runs over to solicit his help. He was in work clothes, dirty and brawny to boot! He proceeded to take over and initially it seemed he was only going to loosen the lug nuts, but then I think he really took pity on us and went ahead and did the whole job. ( I had never taken TireChanging 101) When it was all said and done, we thanked him sincerely and as he shook my hand, he said quickly and somewhat quietly, "Have your faith in God, that is my repayment." And walked off before I could respond, I wanted to shout out, "We love Jesus!!", but he was already far off and I chickened out.......!
Anyway, all this is to say......Wow, God always provides....I didn't mentioned earlier the quarrel Keith and I had about how to handle this situation, I had called a tow truck and he didn't want to spend the money, so we struggled to figure it all out, it took us awhile to find the spare and so on, I will spare you the details (no pun intended).....the point is, deep down I wanted to understand Keith and honor him, even though I wanted the easiest option out and he wanted the cheapest one......I knew this situation would be a frustrating one for him as these days our finances are dwindling and it seems like we keep getting deeper...so I hung in there thinking "Are you kidding me, how am I going to change this tire.....but I will try!" ....And I think God in His awesome provision and kindness just took care of us. I am all about looking for God in every situation, looking for His touch, His love and His mercy on our behalf. It's such a great way to walk through life!! Keeps joy and peace coming, ya know!!! And so in that end of this story, it really is all about what the kind man who changed our tire said...."Have your faith in God!!"