I have to give another testimony of God’s care for me. Yesterday was Labor Day in the United States. I had wanted to visit my daughter and her family for the entire weekend but it was not possible. So I decided to go over the day.
I had a special present prepared for David. He had asked for a 50 pound one-hundred-dollar bills. Fifty pounds is too heavy for me to handle. So I put 50 one-dollar bills in a box, and put them in a couple of other boxes.
I tricked him it was a blender for his mother’s smoothies. But he got money! The first thing he did with his 50 dollars was pay back a debt to his mother. Good boy!
Here comes my testimony. I was on my way to see the kids and then go to Tulsa. We planned to eat there and shop at Sam’s, which I never get to do. As I’m driving along they call me to ask where I was and if we could just meet in Tulsa. Let me tell you, Tulsa is a big city. How was I going to find them?
I got these directions, to continue on I-44, the turn left on 169, and right on 71st street. That’s what I heard. I tried to memorize it as to not forget the numbers.
Somewhere, somehow I missed something, because I ended up on a totally different route. But I did get on the Tulsa Turnpike. At one point I had to call and ask how in the world we were going to meet.
My son-in-law asked me about the street where I was. I told him… and that I was situated to turn left. He told me they were close by and that I should find a parking place and call him back. I had to quickly change lanes and drive straight forward. There was some honking from the cars behind. But I managed to drive across the street and park at a gas station.
Guess who I felt like? Philip (from Acts 8)! This is how my illustrator Absalom figures Phillip felt when he had witnessed to the Ethiopian man and baptized him. All of a sudden from being on a desert road leading from Jerusalem to Gaza, Philip was in Azotus.
I’m still amazed! I credit the Holy Spirit for helping me. Jesus sent Him to be our Helper. Precious Holy Spirit, thank you. How did I get from I-44 to where I was supposed to go? Praise God! He must have sent an angel to steer the wheel! It’s amazing to be in His care.
My daughter then drove the car. Here is something fun to end with. David doesn’t like to be away from home. He hates shopping! So when his dad said they could take the car and drive home and Carina, the girls and I could do the shopping at Sam’s, he asked, “Dad, do you know how to drive that car?” Good question! The fun part is that the car used to be Thom and Carina’s. We traded vehicles when their family started growing and they needed a van. That was quite a few years ago.
A week from now I hope to be back and tell you some more testimonies. I’m using the ticket I got with the voucher… We’re having a wedding. I’ll meet family members I never get to see. Blessings to you and please pray for me that I have a safe trip.