by Macy Johnson
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me.”
(Galatians 2:20 NIV)
I drove to the nearby town of Madison to shop for weekly household supplies. My husband needed cash for his hairstylist, so I decided to cash a check at the bank’s drive through. I placed on the check for $100 a post-it note which read, “Five twenties, please.”
Seated in my car in the Walmart parking lot I placed three of the bills in my wallet. While sliding my wallet back into my purse, I noticed the bank envelope in my other hand was empty! What happened to the other two twenty-dollar bills?
My first thought was, Oh no, the teller shorted me $40! I need to return to the bank. As I started the car something caught my eye between the seat and the console. Two thin slips of paper standing on their edges called out, “Look at us!” The two twenties had slipped out of the envelope and fallen into the crack.
I bowed my head and thanked the Lord for stopping me from making a huge mistake. God saved me from that awful situation. What if I had falsely accused the teller? I was clearly in the wrong. It made me pledge to think twice before I blame anyone of anything. I also vowed never again to open important documents in my car, but wait until I’m in a safe location. And I will always count any bills received before leaving the bank or store cashier.
I will slow down and pay attention to all that God is revealing to me today. I hope you will, too!