Life Reflections – 01.01.10

First of all, I would like to wish everyone a very happy 2010.  I pray that it would be a year that you draw deeper and further into your relationship with the God who loves you and takes pleasure in you. 

I had something quite amazing happen to me late yesterday afternoon. I was loading up all of our trash from the Christmas holidays (boxes/wrapping paper etc.) to haul off to the county trash receptacle.  While loading up, I got a cell phone call from a man in our church.  We talked a while, and when we finished our conversation, I carelessly laid my cell phone on the bumper of my truck.  Well, as you can imagine, I forgot about it, and drove off the to the receptacle center.  About an hour later, I had to run another errand in town.  This was the point I realized that I could not locate my phone.  In a hurry, I simply grabbed Sarah’s phone so she could contact me if she needed me.  A couple of hours after that, when I finally got in for the night, I began searching for my phone.  I called it, listening for it to ring in the house somewhere or even in my truck, but to no avail.  So I started praying.  I could not remember where I had laid it, but God knew where it was.  I started mentally retracing my steps and remembered that last phone call from the man in our church.  It was then that I realized that there was a great possibility that I had laid the cell phone on the truck.  I feared the worst, but nevertheless hopped in my truck in the pitch black and began traveling the same path I had taken to the trash recycling center.  I pulled up to C & R grocery and asked Mr. Bobby if any cell phones had been turned in, and that I felt like if it had fallen off of my truck, it would be near his store somewhere.  He said nothing had been turned in.  I left my truck at C & R and began walking in the pitch black night down Clarks Creek Road while calling my cell phone with my wife’s phone, and doubting that it would ever be found.  I kept walking and walking, getting closer to the entrance of my neighborhood, and was just about to give up hope when I heard a quiet and faint ring in the dark of night.  Shocked and surprised, I was relieved to know two things; it was somewhere out there, and secondly, it was still working!  But what was most amazing was where it was; it was out in the middle of the road; a heavily traveled road!  It had been lying in the path of tires for about four hours, without a scratch.  Prayer really does work! 

Thank you God, for showing mercy on an idiot who lays his phone on the bumper of a truck.


One thought on “Life Reflections – 01.01.10

  1. Well not sure how old you were but I am almost 66 now and just starting to have “my moments”, you got me worried now..ha but it was a good message.

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