God is in the Details!by Bethany Hammack on 10/10/14
Yep, it's true! God is in the details. You could say it all started one Friday night...the last Friday of September. And though this sounds ominous it's really quite thrilling. You see, a woman was typing away that night spurred on by love for a brother who desperately wanted to be at his mother's funeral. Unbeknownst to him, she asked for drivers on their way to Idaho to keep an eye out for her brother who would be trying to hitch his way across Oregon into Idaho. And to seal the deal she simply stated, "please tell him that his sister, J___, loves him".
What are the odds? What are the odds that my husband would be looking at rideshares after getting out of the hospital? What are the odds that he would share this ad with his wife and say "If you happen to see him, maybe you could give him a ride?" Of the several routes into Idaho, what are the odds that our van would take the road that would zoom us past a man holding a cardboard sign that stated "Nampa" at the exact moment in which I finished telling the other girls about this crazy ad about a guy trying to get to Idaho? Because if you couldn't guess already, we did! BTW, his name is Perry (like the platypus he said). And as you are thinking what are the ODDS!?! I can tell you that it's actually, What a GREAT GOD!.
He made it. Perry made it to where he needed to be, we made it to where we needed to be, and God is in the details. AMEN! If we wanted (and we could) our story could have started farther back to when we were supposed to be in Idaho. But God is not all about the should-a, would-a, could-a's. He is all about weaving our lives together for His glorious purpose. I use to be told "don't sweat the small stuff" but this encounter with God from the back seat has only solidified just how much God loves the details. He loves the big picture, but I truly believe that He shines the most through the intricate details of my life!
I am encouraged by the display of God's love through His details for my life. Be blessed!