A case of the book Moments of Grace arrived at my house yesterday afternoon. I was so excited. I couldn’t believe I was looking at my writing in a book. I opened the cover to the table of contents and saw my name under chapter 4. I still don’t believe it. I had only a few minutes to celebrate with the Lord before I had to be out the door for the FCA Christmas party.
We were just finishing our dirty Santa swap when my phone rang. It was my husband, Mark. He had just been in a car accident, but was okay. He said he and the lady involved both walked away from their vehicles, but they both had some minor injuries. The young lady was taken to the hospital and I needed to pick Mark up. After I got him home, we realized his injuries needed to be evaluated by a doctor. He insisted I stay home with our children and he drove my van to the hospital. I put out a call for prayer for Mark and the young lady in the accident. A precious friend showed up at our door and announced, “The car is running, I can stay here all night with the kids if I need to. Take your time.” I jumped in the car and headed to the hospital.
Thanks to the prayers of many and a wonderful friend who stayed with our children (thank you, Don), we were home a little after midnight feeling very blessed. Mark has multiple hairline fractures on his ribs, but otherwise is in good shape. We are waiting to hear about the young lady, but believe her injuries are no more serious than Mark’s.
I thought it was ironic how the Lord allowed the book to show up, just before I was leaving for the party, as a reminder of His grace and how it is always sufficient. Today, we will be remembering how blessed we are to know Jesus and how His grace is always sufficient for our situation. 2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.