A Timely Ride

28 May

This past weekend I experienced a very odd, slightly humorous event. After reading this post you might think, gee that’s really no big deal. But, to me the whole event was a neat reminder to me of God’s timeliness in our lives.

Friday night I headed with my parents to downtown Montgomery for my cousin’s high school graduation. Due to the size of her graduating class (480) they held the event at ASU’s basketball arena. We got there apparently later then we should have to obtain decent parking and ended up WAAAAAAYYYY far away. My dad has back problems so he was not looking forward to the long walk ahead. We started out across the field with the large dome as our only point of reference for direction.

Before we had walked maybe 10 feet, a gentleman on a golf cart rode up beside us and asked if we wanted a ride. Now I’m sure this was his job so I didn’t feel like this was sketchy, but knowing my parents I expected them to kindly decline the offer. However, my dad hopped right on in the cart and my mother and I held tightly to the back. He weaved through parking down one road and up another, I couldn’t tell you want he did. My thoughts on this was great we don’t have to walk to the stadium, but I have no clue how we are going to find our way back to where we parked, especially in the dark.

Once we made it to the front of the stadium, we hopped off and as the man rode off we laughed at the moment. Pretty lucky timing right. So now the hard part was going to be finding my aunt and uncle in the middle of 1000+ people without anyway to contact them. My dad needed to go to the bathroom and me and my mom decided we would take the moment to go to the bathroom and fix our wind blown hair. As we’re standing near the sinks, my Aunt happened to come wash her hands. Lucky timing right. She just laughed and said what are the odd’s. We all walked out and there we met up with my dad and uncle and all sat together in a mass crowd.

Now through the long list of names being called across the stage, we finally all began to discuss how the mess we were going to find our car. The conclusion finally was that my Aunt and Uncle, though they parked far away did actually know where they were going so we decided we would walk with them, then they could drive us around to find our car. So afterwards, we walked, and walked, and finally discovered that we had actually parked a street over from them. So there was no sketchy long walk in the dark to our car.

Now, I know that wasn’t an EPIC tale there, but in all of it that night, I was reminded that God can ordain the smallest of events. Had the nice man not given us a ride we would never had been at the bathroom when my aunt and uncle was. And my aunt had given my uncle a hard time about having to stop and even go to the bathroom so had he listened they wouldn’t have been there. And it was just a nice topping to the evening that we all had a long walk back we could take together and we just ended up near each other, which believe it or not was quite a coincidence. Or not. God reminded me he has the little things under control, he’s also got the bigger things under control as well. That’s great because I need him. Dream big dreams. Pray bold Prayers.

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