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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Without a Hitch

 by Macy Johnson

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

(1 Peter 5:7 NIV)


The phrase “without a hitch” means smoothly, easily, and successfully. That is far from what we experienced.


It was a clear, sunny, Sunday afternoon in January. I returned home from church and our new popup camper was hitched to my husband’s Tacoma. Jeff’s truck was packed for the maiden voyage of the Fish Camper, my affectionate name for what Jeff calls Macy’s Playhouse.


He instructed me to check the rear lights on the camper before we pulled out of the driveway. The right blinker didn’t work, then all lights went out. Jeff was not a happy camper. We resolved to drive through Madison to Hard Labor Creek State Park, forty minutes from our house, sans trailer lights.


Early the next morning Jeff carefully considered trying to fix the hitch wiring himself, but something told him to ask a professional. After many phone calls, a recommended welder who had built the iron railings for our house gladly squeezed Jeff in. The wiring was fixed perfectly! We knew it was a God thing.


Upon returning home, I opened the camper to replace an escaped spoon and discovered the heater had been left on. In my haste to pack up, I had turned it down, not completely off. Another God thing.


At the auto service shop later that week, the mechanic announced my lug nuts had swollen. I would be unable to change a flat with my car’s tire iron. I ordered new lug nuts online that won’t expand in the heat. Another God thing.


Life is full of hitches, the camper kind and the annoying snags we face every day.


I will trust God to walk me through the inevitable frustrations of everyday life, praying that everything goes as He has planned. I hope you will, too!

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