[Beautiful photo above is by David Morgan, courtesy Flickr CC]
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Does your life holds close calls? Do you go through instant replays when you mess up? Do you panic at an incoming email?
. . . or am I the only one?
YOU’VE GOT MAIL!
A funny, or not so funny, tale to share . . .
So, I’m at my computer working, concentrating, minding my own business, my e-mail program up and running in the background as usual.
Earlier I’d sent a serious e-mail to a business acquaintance whose first name is Scott. The Subject line of the e-mail I sent him read: “A Question”. I’d hoped for a quick reply.
Except, as my fingers flew over the computer keys, up came the announcement of a new e-mail—from Scott— Wonderful, I think. That was fast!
But—instead of the Subject line reading “RE: A Question,” it says “RE: Blessings and Love!” Gulp. What had I done?
Had I accidentally forwarded something I hadn’t meant to, to businessman, Scott? No way!
I instantly lose my breath, my composure, and nearly my lunch!
Until I remember that a week earlier, on a special occasion, I’d sent an e-mail to a dear friend who uses her husband’s e-mail address—one that comes into my Inbox showing his first name—Scott!
What had I put in the Subject line of my e-mail to her? “Blessings and Love.” And she was the one who had sent the reply.
Yep. I owned that snowy owl‘s expression for a minute today. It felt like a close call, a reminder to be careful, that sending an e-mail to the wrong person can happen.
And that woman, flat out on the bench on the beach is expressing exactly how I feel now, thinking of the what-ifs.
This little event came along moments after fervent prayer over what in the world my very first blog post should be about.
And isn’t that how the Lord works in our lives when we pray and trust?
So, am I the only one who has a mini panic attack when something like that happens?
Or are you, like me, still learning and exploring the depths of the relationship between yourself and God, completely in awe of his patience and love?
What’s your story? Share your comments at the bottom of this post and join the conversation.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones.
Proverbs 3:5-8 NKJV