Driving along with two sick grandkids, so their sicker sibling could go to the doctor’s with their mom, I was feeling tired and stressed. The lights on the police car behind me didn’t make me feel any better. As I pulled over to the side of the road, I asked God why this had to happen today of all days. It was a day already full to overflowing with colds, fevers, eye medicines, and more. God reminded me to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing and in everything give thanks.” I have to admit, I was a little slow on the uptake at that moment and a little cranky as well.
The officer explained that my tailight was out. He was so sweet and patient with me as I fumbled through all the papers looking for my registration. As we talked, I mentioned that I was keeping the window up part-way as it had been sticking lately and I didn’t want the sick grandkids in the back to get too cold if I couldn’t get it back up. He explained to me why that was probably happening and which way to pull on it to fix it if it happened again. What a blessing!
I drove off apologizing to God for once again being a doubting Thomas and thanking Him for using that to remind me that all things do, indeed, work together for good to them that love the Lord. We don’t always get to see the good side that quickly. That made this particular incident a double blessing of encouragement for me. But we can rest assured that even when we don’t see positive results right away, we can know that God’s children are the “apple of His eye” and that He is watching over us always and forever!