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.