“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” James 1:17
The excitement was brewing but I was exhausted from the week’s extensive work schedule. But here we go; we are getting ready to embark on the vacation of a lifetime. The trip of a lifetime! Europe here we come!!!!
“The flight looks good states my sister in law, I think we are going to make it.” Within each minute that passes a seat on the flight to Madrid was given away to someone else. I sat there quietly in my seat knowing that this was His gift to me.
One Friday evening in March, we took our in laws out to dinner, at that dinner God used my brother in law to gift me a trip to Europe….an unexpected gift! I was thrilled, excited, in disbelief, happy, a bit sadden that my family wasn’t coming with me but understood that I needed this time to replenish and refresh.
Back at the gate at Miami Airport, I start to sense a bit of worry in my sister’s face…a bit panicked to be exact. Every passenger left the waiting area and there were only 6 of us left with standby tickets. And guess what?
Only one seat left!!!!
Well, we didn’t leave on that flight….four of us with sad looks on our faces but one of us with unexpected peace in her heart. I was sure that this gift was from my heavenly Father and it would be in His timing.
We left on the next flight out of Miami, the flight that He wanted me to be on, the flight with extra security because His daughters were on it AND the governor of Florida…LOL!
I can’t finish this story without mentioning the fact that the first flight was delayed by 3 1/2 hours due to mechanical issues, so much so that the pilot asked for another plane. God knew that I was already physically and mentally drained, His daughter didn’t need this stress nor anything to tarnish His unexpected gift.
Thank you Father for my unexpected gift. Thank you Ramon Perez allowing God to use you to give someone an unexpected gift!
Today I remind you to Just Breathe!
1) What unexpected gift has God given you lately? Have you taken the time to thank Him? Have you taken the time to notice that it came from Him?
2) Gifts come in different ways, appreciate the fact that some of them come with a detour for a divine reason.
3) Have you considered being the vessel that He uses to give someone an unexpected gift?