Well, actually, I went.Â I am back now.Â I took the ferry to the mainland today then drove in to Oak Harbor for an Avon Sales meeting andÂ I had a wonderful encounter with God along the way.
This morning I loaded the stuff into my car that I had to take to the meeting.Â I got my shopping list, made certain I had money, and took my camera. I put a blanket, my hat, coat and gloves in the back seat (waiting in line for the ferry can get cold this time of year).Â Â I took a couple of books to read while crossing the Sound and I stopped and got a Mocha as well.
Unfortunately, I forgot my directions, but I was comforted by the knowledge that I knew which street the meeting was on, and I was certain if I racked my brains hard enough I would even remember the name of the restaurant — but no amount of thinking pulled up anything but Angelo’s — and I knew it wasn’t there.
That’s when it dawned on me to check my email.Â I was pretty certain I hadn’t deleted the message — so I pulled into the K-Mart parking lot and grabbed my phone.Â As it turns out, the directions I had memorized were for tomorrow’s meeting!Â Today’s meeting was at The American Legion Hall on Barrington Rd.Â Great, I thought.Â Where the heck is Barrington Rd?Â I looked around and didn’t see anyone in the parking lot, but there was a gas station next door so I headed there — and on the way I noticed that K-Mart is on the corner of Highway 20 and Barrington Rd.
The first thing I did was say, Thank you, God.Â He knew exactly when to nudge me to pull over.Â So, I had Barrington Rd.Â Next, I needed the American Legion.Â Left or right?Â Left or … the left turn arrow lit up, so left it was.Â When the left turn arrow lit, I drove right by the gas station where I was going to get directions.Â Once on Barrington Rd I was thinking that wasn’t such a good idea.Â I could be going the wrong way.
I saw the post office as I passed it.Â I thought, I’ll get directions there.Â So at the next corner I pulled into a parking lot to turn around and there was the American Legion Hall.Â I looked at my watch.Â I had about 7 minutes to spare.Â And again I said thank you, God.
I don’t think it is a coincidence that I could drive to a city I don’t know (with a population of roughly 20,000 people) and blunder my way directly to where I was supposed to be.Â Whenever I go on a road trip I ask God to come with me.Â I think my drive today is proof he did.Â Â God is faithful even in the little things.