wonder if you have ever planned something then, for some unknown
reason within you, you change your mind and cancel your plans,
choosing to do something different instead? Only to find out that,
should your plans have gone ahead, you would have been in the
wrong place at the wrong time. This happened to me and Lesley
when we were planning to go off on holiday around the north of
Scotland, for the October school break. Having changed our plans,
we decided to just spend the week at our home in Largs.
Callum, our younger son, was back at university we decided to
take my mum up to visit and go out for tea. So, Lesley, Lauder
(our older son), mum and I got into the car and drove to Glasgow.
As we approached the Kinston Bridge, on a wet Sunday night, the
car battery warning-light came on. Not being in a practical place
to stop on the motorway, I continued to drive. We managed to get
to Callum's flat; park up; and then my car died! Nothing for it
but to call out the recovery service on my mobile phone. This
I did while everyone went into the local restaurant for dinner.
an hour my car was on the back of a rescue vehicle. I can't imagine
what would have happened if we were in some remote place in the
north of Scotland; or how long it would have taken for a recovery
vehicle to come and help us. Having finished our dinner, we got
a taxi back to Largs. I was then able to take Lesley's car and
safely deposit mum in her own house. Everything was fine. Nothing
next day, however, I received a call from one of my sisters (I
have four). Mum isn't answering her phone. We're all worried!
Could I go the house and check on her? Using Lesley's car, I did.
All was well. For some reason mum's phone was on silent! Everything
was well once more. I'm glad we were not in the north of Scotland!
following day, having enjoyed a nice walk around Cumbrae, I received
another call from a different sister. Mum had fallen and broken
her hip! With my car still in a local garage for repair I was
fortunate enough to take Lesley's car again and go to the hospital.
Once more, I can't imagine how I would have been able to do this
if our original plans had taken place!
are just some times in life when you know that you are not in
control of what is happening. As in many other situations in my
life, I definitely believe that God's hand was upon us guiding
us to the place where we would be of greatest service. In this
case it was with my family; at other times it has been for other
people. I find that, when you place your trust in God, through
Jesus, and let God's hand guide you, things just seem to fall
wonder if you have found this to be true, also?
every blessing. Graham