Thursday, January 29, 2015

Not Just The Big Things






6 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—



It was cold  freezing,  but I HAD to get to the bank and some other errands to complete otherwise I might not have even ventured outside.  We, Abby and I, got started.  We made our first stop at the post office.  It was there that I made my discovery;  I had forgotten a check that needed to go to the bank, eeeps.  We popped a u-ie and returned home toget the check.  I shut the car off ran in the house, grabbed the check, ran back to the car and turned the key….. nothing.  No click, no engine sound, nothing the car was dead.  I came back in and informed my darling husband that the car was not starting.  By now I’m getting annoyed. While he was getting shoes on, he asked, “Did you check the battery cables?”  To which. I replied, “Ummm no.”   Now I felt a little foolish.  I should have thought to verify that.  I went back checked the cable, and sure enough it was loose.  I adjusted it and tada the engine turned over, and we were on our way again.  I got to the bank opened the envelope containing the check to discover that there was no check.  I grabbed the wrong envelope.  At this point, I. felt like I was living something from “Alexander’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Verry Bad Day.”.  I went back to the car, you guessed it, the car is not starting again.  After again adjusting the cables, I decided to stop at a place where they sell car parts.  They install batteries; perhaps they could fix the cables too.  I mean, how hard can it be, right?  The lovely lady said, “We can’t put them on for you.” Then  she said something crazy, “You can but them and put them on yourself.”  Really?  I know very little about cars although I could probably google and figure it out.  Aside from that it is in the single digits out.  I WOULD FREEZE.  Aside from that, I felt like it might be premature to go ahead and buy them, nothing big just a reluctance.  I left and called the mechanic.  He said he had a few minutes, and I should bring the car over.  I did and on the way to the garage, I lamented that this was going to cost $45-50 for about 5 to 10 minutes of work.  The mechanic worked on the car for about 5 minutes  and when he was done said, “You didn’t need new cables.  You just needed to clean them off.”  I will remember that in the future.  Imagine if I had bought battery cables.  I would have wasted money since there was nothing wrong with the old ones.  I am incredibly glad and always amazed that the God of the universe sent us a counselor.  Someone to whisper the right things in our ear or give us an instinct, gut feeling, which goes contrary to our ordinary actions.  It always amazes me that the God of the universe is so intimately involved in the life of the believer.  Praise God!  Yes, it was a small thing  that is even more amazing;  He was not protecting me from a major catastrophe just guiding me in a daily life situation.  He is not just concerned with huge things but also with the insignificant small things in my life.