The last almost 24 hours have been action-packed. Last night, my mom called with a medical concern and ended up in the ER. We got her back home at 11:00 pm, and I was in the bed at 11:50. I was awakened by a 1 year old at 3:45 am, and I could not sleep after that. I got out of bed at 5:50 am to meet someone for breakfast at 6:30. As I was driving, I got in the way of a buck who was trying to cross the street, and the picture above shows you some of the damage he did. There was a mixup with the person I was to meet for breakfast, so I ate alone (which was probably best since I was a little shaken). I will leave work to spend time at the church getting ready for Sunday, so I will probably crash tonight (no relationship to the accident with Bambi’s husband this morning).
As I reflected about these events, I began to give thanks IN the circumstances. Notice I said IN not FOR. There is no way I will thank God for the $500 of my tax return I will have to pay for car repairs. But I will thank God that the damage done was not worse. I will thank God that I was not injured. I will praise God that my mom’s scare was nothing major.
Although I am tired and ready for the day to be over, I see God’s hand in this. Things happen. How we respond to those things will make or break us. Choose to give thanks IN your circumstances.