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.