In God We Trust

    Watching the Dow and daily economic news along with the Presidential campaign while anticipating the upcoming momentous election, I am tempted to get anxious. While running today the following story came to mind.
    It was Fall, twenty six years ago when our youngest was four. She and I were going on an adventure together to fly and see cousins in Cincinnati, and we were both very excited. I had even bought one of the “new” wheeled suitcases in honor of the occasion. The night before I had packed our bag and left it by the back door in anticipation of loading it into the back of the car, the next morning. In the morning I fed everybody breakfast and we said our goodbyes. The bag was no longer by the door and I assumed my sweet husband had already loaded it into the car. When we arrived at the airport, I discovered the bag was not there. (It turns out that my daughter, enthralled with the concept of a suitcase on wheels, had been rolling it around and had left it at the base of the back stairs.) At that point it was too late to call and ask my husband to bring it, so I made a decision. Being before the days of cell-phones, I didn’t know whether he had noticed the missing bag. I knew if he had discovered it, he would immediately try to bring it down and catch us. Otherwise, it could just go up on the next flight to Cincinnati. Worse case scenario, I would just have to drive back down to the airport to pick it up. With that in mind, and with one eye on the curb, I got into the line for curbside check-in. “We’ll just wait here and see if Prince Charming brings our suitcase before we get to the desk,” I told my daughter. When we got to the front of the line, you guessed it, up drove my husband. He jumped out and brought us the bag in perfect timing…We laughed for years at that story and my absolute confidence that my sweet husband would come to the rescue if he had spotted that bag.
    Are you standing in the lines of uncertainty, with what-ifs scenarios and backup plans running through your head? Your “Prince Charming”, (Rev.19:11-16), is standing at the ready and will absolutely come through in His perfect timing either to deliver you out of your situation or walk/dance you through it. He is near, and will never leave you nor forsake you, (Heb.13:5). For this reason you can trust him, and leave your anxiety at the door…( Phil.4:5-6).

- Beverly Elliott

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