Wednesday, April 11, 2007

God winks

Some people call them God-incidences (rather than coincidences), but I like to imagine Him giving me a wink and a smile.

About a month ago my friend and spiritual director suggested I come up with a personal "let go, let God" mantra to help me turn over some things that have been weighing heavily on my mind. It's one of those things where I feel like I'm in a taffy pull with Him -- "Lord, I turn this over to you,". . . "no, give it back to me, I think I've got it now."

So, in the course of the next few days, the words from a song came to me -- Carrie Underwood's "Jesus Take the Wheel." It's been a favorite song of mine since it hit the Country charts months ago, and I thought, that's it! Let Him drive for a while. The words have been coming to mind since then, whenever I feel I'm drifting off course.

Then a few days ago, a package comes in the mail from one of those music clubs, where you become a member, get free CDs and end up buying three times more to fulfill your obligation? This was a "free CD" for a new membership, that no one in our household had signed up for. It was Carrie Underwood's, "Jesus Take the Wheel." Yeah. That was a wink. And a big grin. God has a sense of humor, doesn't He?

By the way, I contacted the company, and they've removed our names from their list. The CD is ours to keep:)


Karen said...

Wow, did you ever hit me between the eyes with this one! I'm so guilty of picking the "burdens" back up instead of leaving them at the foot of the cross.
Alaina goes around the house singing that song ALL the time. God must be winking at me, too. ;oD

Christie Belle said...

I am so guilty of not letting go and letting God. I try so hard to keep control, that I quickly forget that I need to turn it over. Thanks for the reminder. I love that song too, I do think God has a sense of humor:)

Becky said...

Why do I get surprised when things like this happen? I have a big God. The things He does should not surprise me, but somehow they often catch me off guard. That is a neat story, Karen.

Barb said...

Yes, God has a huge sense of humor. Thank goodness! But that's really something, the timing on the arrival of that CD.

Jungle Mom said...

I like your term..God winks!!