Hi, fellow oa’ers! It’s time to bid 2021 a goodbye. I just want to say that I love OA and doing service. Thanks for the fellowship and support I get from all of you. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
I’ve included a little story that I’ve referred to a few times lately. Hope you enjoy it!
Getting to know God
Me: God, can I ask You a question?
Me: Promise You won’t get mad?
God: I promise.
Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do you mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late.
Me: My car took forever to start.
Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait.
Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call.
God: All right.
Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home – I just want to soak my feet in my new foot
massager and relax. BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
Me (humbled): OH.
God: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have
hit you if you were on the road.
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
Me (embarrassed): okay.
God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see God.
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in
your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I’m sorry God.
God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to Trust Me…. in All things , the good and the bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.
Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for everything today.
God: You’re welcome, my child. It was just another day being your God and I love looking
after My Children.