Today was one of those days where nothing goes terribly wrong, but nothing seems to go just right. Before hitting noon, I wanted to crawl back in bed and start over.
By the grace of God, now night is drawing nigh, and I still am here to write.
While out this afternoon running a few errands, I happened to pull up to a red light in town, just after a car accident had occurred. The people involved were fine, from all appearances, the accident was just a minor fender bender.
At the red light, I turned into that shameless person who stops to stare at an accident. Maybe, just maybe I had an excuse being that the red light was rather long in changing. I watched as the woman who was rear ended exited her vehicle. Having been rear ended before, and knowing the emotional shock and frustration, I was curious to see her reaction upon encountering the man who hit her.
The older woman emerged, with a warm glow upon her face, lips almost creased with a smile. She walked toward the man who had rear ended her, he extended his hand, and they calmly embraced in a handshake. Neither looking upset, but rather concerned one for the other.
I was humbled at that moment- here I had been wallowing in my various annoyances of the morning, and before me was a woman, who just experienced a car accident, probably would have weeks of dealing with repairs, rental cars, arranging rides, etc... and she joyfully embraced her situation.
Could I do the same? Would I do the same? This woman was a light to my day, though she had no clue. The man as well- not avoiding the person he wronged, but rather humbly, reaching forth his hand. A simple stop at a red light, became a moment of the unexpected.
This one woman, patient in affliction. This one man, humble in wrongdoing. And then there is me, the witness at a red light, watching God's glory unfold and being humbled in my wallowing pity for myself. If only I could learn to fulfill man's chief end: to glorify Him and enjoy Him - working out my salvation one day at a time.
May you have a blessed Lord's Day tomorrow!
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A Little Bit About Me
Once a big city dweller, now out in the hills and hollows of middle Tennessee. A child of the sovereign God, a wife to my best friend and incredibly loving man of God, and a humble servant to the Lord being given five of His children to raise, nurture, teach, love, and care for. Besides the Lord, my husband, and family, my loves are a good book, a good meal with friends, Sunday church and fellowship, and writing.