Derrick has always loved convertible VW Bugs...white on white VW Bugs. He had always dreamed of riding away with his bride in one. We looked and looked to try to rent one but could not find one anywhere. The week of our wedding, we were riding down one of Mobile's busiest roads and a man happened to drive past us in that white on white VW Bug. We approached a red light and before I knew it, Derrick swerved into the middle lane, hopped out of the car and ran up to the front of the line to approach the man. The man kindly pulled off the road and Derrick asked him if we could use it for our "get away car" after our wedding. Unbelievably, the man gave us that car for the whole week of our wedding. This was not a life changing event, nor was it a matter of life and death. This was a matter of God caring about even the little things. He could have allowed a red VW bug to ride by and I'm sure Derrick would have been satisfied, but it was the exact color and style that he had always wanted.
This was just the beginning of our 19 years together and I can truly say that God has cared for us in this way our whole marriage. His answers have not always been as we would have expected but He has always been faithful to answer. As we prayed for 6 years for Him to bless my womb, He had something different in mind...two amazing boys that were gifted through adoption and then after 8 years of infertility we had 4 more. He answered bigger and better than we could have ever imagined. Our ministry together has been wonderful and God has allowed us to see some incredible things and continues to answer in His way and in His timing.
The gentle reminder: God is still on the throne, still at work in our lives, still faithful, still cares about every detail of our lives and loves us more than we could ever fathom. Thank You Lord for Your gentle nudges! I know that, "He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it!" Philippians 1:6