You know the late-night phone call you’ve been dreading? We all have one (or more). Well, we got that call this week – at midnight. Several dropped calls, texts, and update calls, and 30 minutes later, I had taken the fastest shower known to mankind, packed a small bag of toiletries, grabbed the lunch box of healthy snacks our son had thoughtfully packed and my husband and I were on the road for a 3 hours car journey to the unknown.
The call wasn’t entirely unexpected, when viewed in the light of day. Just not wanted, nor thought to be imminent. That’s why my husband, who suffers from insomnia, had taken a tablet to help him sleep that night. That tablet is how I came to be the designated driver. Do you typically drive when your husband is in the car? Some women do. My husband prefers I don’t. I prefer I don’t. He makes me nervous! Anyway, we do what we have to do, right? So I drove. Armed with a large coffee and a packet of pretzel M&Ms, we set off. My husband almost instantly falls asleep and I instantly fall into a state of ceaseless prayer.
We arrived at our destination safely, with nary a yawn and not even one sleepy moment, at 3:30am. (You should stop now and have a moment of open praise and worship, then write it in your diary. It may never happen again.) We spent the next 24 hours with friends and family. No sleep to be had. We then headed back to our home. It was during that last 2 hours of the journey, when I was again driving so that my poor exhausted husband could sleep, that the phrase from the Bible, …”My grace is sufficient…” kept coming to mind. I had to look up the whole verse today.
II Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” KJV
I couldn’t have survived the past 36 hours without the grace and power of my Lord. His grace truly is sufficient.
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