in the midst of the activity, Monday night, we hit a little speed bump.
while working at the church, (setting up for a major church garage sale), my son had a stack of tables fall on his hand….leaving a cut across one finger, a gash on another and really swollen knuckles. needless to say, we headed to the local urgent care. just as we thought, he needed stitches. i won’t go into all of the gory details, but let’s just say that he was quite brave.
on the way to the urgent care, i realized that when it comes to little speed bumps, our family had been blessed with having them few & far between. so often, in our hurried lives, we fail to realize that we have been coasting along, taking for granted what the day holds for us. planning our days, our weeks, our months. sometimes without a second thought that God may have a different idea of what He plans to accomplish through us.
- “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12
- “So, do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
- “Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” I Peter 4:13-17
Nick isn’t in much pain, it’s been more of an inconvenience to him than anything. little things like brushing his teeth are next to impossible at this point, without mom’s help. i think that even Nick now realizes how blessed he is to be in good health and that this is just a minor thing compared to the struggles that many kids his age face daily.
i’m thankful that God didn’t speak to me through a major set-back. that He chose to use the hand of a child to reach down & remind me of what is important and i thank Him for granting me peace in the midst of my speed bump.