It was what I call an “of course” moment. Many refer to it as Murphy’s Law. On a dreary morning with a driving rain storm, I was tasked with getting my youngest son to his bus stop with minimal drenching. The ‘of course’ piece came when I realized that my husband was gone with our only running vehicle…containing all of our umbrellas.
My son and I stood in our garage watching the deluge, when I said a prayer out loud, “Could you please just cause the rain to let up long enough for him to get on the bus? Please?” I even thought to myself, Gee God, this would be a great moment to make yourself more real to my son, ya know? I pray and you answer? At that moment, the rain began to fall harder and faster. Of course.
Something prompted me to do a final, desperate scan of our garage before making a run for it. Maybe there is an umbrella here that I forgot we had. Sure enough, I spotted one hanging on the wall next to the door that leads into the house. I chuckled to myself, and whispered, “Thank you!”
My son made it mostly dry to the bus that morning and as I walked back to my house, I couldn’t help but think about the storms of life. When we are in the midst of our storms, we often ask God to take them away. Sometimes He does; other times He doesn’t. But every time He provides us shelter. All we need to do is look.