Thursday, January 14, 2010

Irony at it's best!!

Yesterday evening Mr. A and I attended the first meeting of our churches small group study over the book "Unchristian" by David Kinneman. Great book by the way if you have a chance I highly recommend you check it out. Anyway in our discussion we talked about how people have this view that Christianity is the safe choice and bad things won't happen to Christians etc... We talked about how we should show the world that we're only human and reality hits us too. We talked about how sometimes church goers hide their heads in the sand and ignore the real world around them until it smacks you in the face.

So we had a great study and left feeling a sense of companionship and trust with those we shared the study with. As we're walking out to our car Mr. A goes to start it and what does he see but a busted window. We'd been the victim of kids playing a stupid prank. So we went back inside to tell our friends so they could check their vehicles to make sure we were the only unlucky ones and thank goodness at least in our group we were. Some of the guys decided to do some neighborhood searches to see if there were any other cars and just up the street there was a vehicle with all the windows busted and we only had one we were lucky.

So our friend who's house it was decided we should file a police report we did that and then Mrs. G and I left to get a trashbag and duct tape to put over the window. While the rest of the gang started cleaning up the glass. We got back taped the window and as we were driving home. I just began to thank God because we have amazing friends who stayed with us helped us clean up the mess and took the time to pray with us before we left for home, because although not cheap a window is something that we can afford. A broken window is a small bump in the road it's definitely not reality smacking you in the face but I couldn't help think of the timing. It's always amazing to me how God will have us hear something only to turn around a demonstrate it to you later.

So although we have a vehicle with a busted window it's not something we can't fix and for the day and 1/2 it's broken it's a great reminder to never assume that just because we're Christians we're somehow safe from the world.

Later Alligators....

Mrs. A

10 comments:

Lauren said...

So glad you only had 1 broken window...sounds like things could have been much worse! Isn't it amazing how God is always trying to teach us something! That sounds like a great study!

Mrs. Lukie said...

So very true...and while it stinks, it's one of those times where you sorta thank God for giving you a little reality check ;)

Katie said...

good story--and life lesson--but so sorry about your car!

Tiffany said...

You are exactly right. You hate to see "bad things happen to good people" but God doesn't promise us immunity he only promises us we won't face it alone.

I'm so glad it was only 1 window and that you guys were all safe!

Llama said...

Oh man! That is just horrible! Thank god you are safe and well!

CJ said...

Nice post! Bad things sometimes happen to good people. But usually its God's way of pulling them closer, coz you pray a lot more when you are in trouble.

Brittney Galloway said...

Great reminder to be thankful, thanks!

Juliana said...

Hate when things like that happen but it really puts life into perspective. Esp with everything going on in the world today--stil does not undermind what happened! Hope you have a much better week!

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KJ said...

Just came across your blog and LOVE it! That's so like the Lord to teach you something and then "show" you it played out... I love how He does that! What a blessing to have friends like that who serve you and love you well! I'm your newest follower- can't wait to read more!