The day was full of anticipation. Knots were in my stomach, an unusual occurrence. The bags were ready. I had set the alarm for 3:15 a.m.
Things are starting to unravel. The alarm sounded at 3:25. Rushed to get ready for my ride. A friend had agreed to drive me to the airport, and we decided that 4:00 a.m. was a good time to leave my place, but he was twenty minutes early! I rushed out the door with luggage and a carry-on case.
All is well.
We arrived at the airport at 4:45 for the 6:50 flight. Things were going well. I picked up my boarding pass and then went to another line to x-ray everything, a 20 minute wait.
The next line was for the boarding area to wait for the plane. Then, I noticed a small sign that said, “Have boarding pass and picture ID ready.” I reached for my wallet, but no wallet—panic—then, fear. My home was too far to retrieve my wallet in time. Suddenly, the conference seemed doomed, and my dream shattered.
I talked to security to explain my situation, and they said to go to the next station. I arrived at the checkout station. The lady called her supervisor. He asked for my ID. I told him I left my wallet at home. His countenance changed. That is not a good sign. Then, he asked, “Do you have any meds?” Yes, that was my reply. Yes, He asked to see them. I unzipped my luggage. Upon examination, my name was on five meds. The same name as my boarding pass. He allowed me to go through security. A miracle. But, he also said someone should overnight my wallet to my destination. They did.
The conference was great. A large publisher asked for thirty pages of my book to review. If you know anything about publishers, his request is a big step for possible publication.
God is good—very good. Artificial hurdles are no problem for the Almighty. Our Lord has a way of overriding circumstances. He loves being the God of the impossible.
Remember that God is in charge when things look bad, and events seem dismal. When he taps you on the shoulder and says, “Do this,” our all-knowing God is working His plan!