This week was the beginning of a bunch of “almosts” for us. It started when Carter had his armoir fall on him. It came within less than 1 inch of hitting him on the head and pinning his head to his footboard of his bed. All it ended up doing was hit him on the ankle and knock him down. He was fine. It was a scary moment though. Carter was ALMOST seriously hurt.
Later, Scott was driving down the street and an older man opened his car door into our car. It ripped the side off the other driver’s door and did some damage to our car (broke off our mirror, etc.). The other man narrowly avoided getting really hurt. ALMOST
Later in the same day, Scott parked his car in a tow zone and didn’t know it. There were cars parked all along the street and he parked in the middle of a long line of cars. After shopping for about an hour, Scott got back to his car just as a tow truck was backing up to our car. The other cars up to our car had apparently been towed. Scott was able to drive away with the car no problem.
When we think about it, there was actually a bunch of ALMOSTs and other crazy things that happened over the last few weeks. We went without electricity the whole week except the two nights we had our two Bible studies’ Christmas parties. And there were others, but here is the point:
We’re so glad there aren’t really any ALMOSTs with God. God has been so good to us lately. So many close calls in a crazy busy week. We are in His hands and He took care of us. Praise God for a week where we could see His provision all over us. I hope in the new year you see God’s provision in your life too!
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bondservant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11, NASB)