Thursday, September 21, 2006

Little Blessings

Sometimes I miss the little blessings that God gives me, but our trip to Germany was filled with little blessings. I've been meaning to share them, but let other things get in the way. So, without further delay, here are some ways we were blessed.

*It was pouring rain the day we left. We had several things that we need to do before leaving (take dry cleaning, mail a letter, buy something for the camera, etc). Did I mention it was raining? Also, we were going out for breakfast as we do every Saturday morning. And parking in our little town is difficult. Did I mention it was raining? We pulled up in front of the cafe and there was a parking place right in front of the door. We praised God for His kindness. When it came to run the other errands, my dear husband was going to drop me off and drive around the block both at the dry cleaners and the post office while I ran in (bless him). Both stops had parking places immediately in front of their doors. This has never happened. We again thanked God. Then we went home to load the luggage in the car to go to the airport. The rain stopped. We loaded the car. The rain started again. Isn't God good?

*We are driving through Germany with a praise cd playing. From the back seat I hear a little voice singing "Blessed be the Name of the Lord, Blessed be the Name." It was so sweet. My husband looked at me and said "I think we are doing something right." Isn't God good?

*The *stupid* Satellite Navigation System got us lost. Yes it was the system's fault. It had diverted us around an accident (which we were okay with) but in the process of getting us back to the main road it had said turn right onto a road that was not more than a cowpath. (ok the system didn't know how little the road was, just that it was a road) So anyway we were lost, and we were trying to determine the best way to get back. We stopped the car to look at the map. Determined that we were about a mile from a better right turn and then we would be back to a main road in about 3-4 minutes. We were probably stopped for 5 minutes. We got back onto the road and followed our new plan and sure enough, 5 minutes later we were at the intersection with the main road. Where there was an accident. A bad accident. With a car off the ravine on the other side of the road. It had just happened. (Everyone was out of their cars and appeared there were no major injuries and several people had stopped to help so we did not stop--better to have help that speaks the language). The few minutes we were lost and determining our route may have kept us from being in the middle of the accident. Isn't God good?

*The weather for the week was supposed to be around 21C and cloudy, but no rain. Instead we had perfect blue skies everyday and the temperature was 30-35C. Perfect weather! Isn't God good?

I pray I never forget to thank God for the "little" things He blesses my life with everyday.

How has God been good to you today?

Another way that God has been good this week: My friend Mary's surgery went well. The surgeon did not believe there was any node involvement. She'll get full results today, but thank you all for praying.


~Velda said...

God brought us together. God 'is' good :) You are such a special lady!

Jaime said...

thanks for this post today. I really need to remember the many blessings in my life. I need to thank God more often.
((HUGS)) this post was just what I needed today

Margaret said...

I see God's goodness in the friends I have been given all over the world. Thank you for being one of them.

Today God was good in the wonderful goodbye hugs I got from both kids before they went to school.

Anonymous said...

He is amazing and I pray that I will always remember that he is always there whether in a big way or the thousands of small ways. Thanks for the wonderful post!