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
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?
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
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.
slow down and pay attention to all that God is revealing to me today. I hope
you will, too!