Saturday, February 18, 2012

what a ride!

“…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5:18

I don’t remember much from that day, but i do remember the ride in the ambulance with “Billy Bob” and “Junior”.  After zooming to both Spartanburg hospitals after a brain tumor was discovered, it was decided i needed treatment in Charleston.  It stands to reason a three hour ride, stretched out in an ambulance would rattle anyone with wild, scary thoughts.  My ambulance driver and rider erased those thoughts completely.  My ears perked up as i heard the driver jabber about this being his first driving assignment (lucky me).  He went on to complain about his eyes drying out, necessitating the need to make stops.  My rider told me his life history… a-l-l of it, or least three hours worth.   To keep from pondering my health issues, God had provided a needed distraction.  My ambulance-driver/rider gave me a mind FULL of other thoughts! At the time it was a nuisance, as a reflection it was a blessing.

It’s amazing what or who God puts in our life at specific moments.  During certain situations we might find ourselves aggravated, heartbroken, confused or even outraged.  But, when we have an opportunity to look back, how beautiful it is to see the Hand of God busy at work weaving Himself and His Will into our lives. May we give thanks in all things as we trust God is actively at work in us. What a God!  What a Savior!

Thank you, “Billy Bob”! Thank you, “Junior”!  THANK YOU, GOD!!

Have a thank-filled day!


  1. good story.... and good to remember today!!

    1. How thankful i am that He guides us with His wise, unconditional love!