It was the 4th year anniversary of my wreck on the track where I demolished the purple Camaro.
The second item was even more significant: I had a real Christian religious experience in church yesterday. It caught me by surprise. I have not cried in church, or had any emotion more than clapping my hands and singing, since 1988. That is another story. Yesterday I felt something I cannot explain.
Lately, I have had a series of events happening in my extended family that has caused me to “worry” about those members. Being so remote from them, I have only been able to talk to them by phone and offer moral support. All of their recent problems are health related, so I cannot do my usual thing and send money. All I can offer in these cases are prayers and consul, which Barbara and I have been doing. My children, Barbara’s children, grand’s and family have always been able to call me and get advice.
Their problems, coupled with my health challenges of late, have caused me to take a long hard look at my life. It all came down on me yesterday.
Today I feel much better than I did, but still a little shook up. I have a wonderful, loving, caring wife. My family loves me and I love all of them and I am deeply concerned about their welfare. I have many good friends and I have lived a very, very good life. In this Thanksgiving season, I have a lot to be thankful for.
Today my daily reading in “The Upper Room” Daily Devotional directed me to read, Matthew 6:27 (NRSV) “Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?” I also had to read, Matthew 11:28-29, which tells you to rest your worries in Gods hands.
Was that a coincidence or a message from God? Barbara and I had just discussed that exact Bible passage this morning before she left for work!
On a lighter note, John Force won the Funny Car Championship yesterday at 61 years old! Congratulations John! I can’t wait for the movie. What a great story.