by Macy Johnson
“In his heart a man plans his course,
but the Lord determines his steps.”
(Proverbs 16:9 NIV)
grandson would be celebrating his birthday soon. We lived too far away to join
in the festivities, so I ordered a gift for him on Amazon to be delivered to
his home. A few days later, as I was addressing his birthday card, I noticed a
discrepancy in the addresses. “Oh no!” I thought. Noah’s old address was in
Amazon, because I had sent him a gift in the past. His new address was staring
me in the face.
I do, Lord?” I asked. I felt the nudge to call Amazon, which I should have on
speed dial by now. The nice lady promised to send an urgent message to the
pickup site to modify the address, but it didn’t look promising. Later that
afternoon I received an email from the postal service with a picture of the
package leaning up against the door of the old address. My heart sank. I texted
my son to let him know of the snafu.
morning I ordered a replacement gift to be shipped to the correct address. It
would arrive two days before Noah’s birthday. Mission accomplished.
turned on our Keurig machine to brew my first cup of coffee, I heard God say,
“You will never know what really happened. It could have been an unexpected
surprise for a child at that old address. Trust me to always make things
in my eyes I bowed my head and thanked God for making all situations better
than I could ever imagine, even when I royally mess up. Maybe the gift wasn’t
shipped to the wrong address after all.
I will trust God to turn my lemons into lemonade. I hope you will, too!