A woman was at work when she received a phone call from the baby sitter that her daughter was very sick with a fever. She left her work and stopped by the pharmacy to get some medication.
In the parking lot she found that she had locked her keys in the car. She didn’t know what to do, so she called home and told the babysitter what had happened. The baby sitter told her that the fever was getting worse and said to look for a coat hanger and use that to open the car door.
The woman looked around and found an old rusty coat hanger that had been left on the ground, possibly by someone else who at some time had locked their keys in their car. She looked at the hanger and said, “I don’t know how to use this.” She bowed her head in prayer and asked God to send her help.
Within five minutes a beat up old motorcycle pulled up, with a burly bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag on his head. The woman thought, “This is what you sent to help me Lord?” But, she was desperate, so she was also very thankful.
The man got off his cycle and asked if he could help. She said, “Yes, my daughter is very sick. I stopped to get her some medication and I locked my keys in my car.
I must get home to her. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?”
He said, “Sure.” He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute the car was opened.
She hugged the man and through her tears she said, “Thank You So Much! You are a very nice man.”
The man replied, “Lady, I am not a nice man. I just got out of prison today. I was in prison for car theft and have only been out about an hour.”
The woman hugged the man again and with sobbing tears cried out loud, “Oh, Thank you God! You even sent me a Professional.”
Well, God did better than that with us. “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
LIFE LESSON: Jesus died on the cross for us to give His life to us, to live His life through us…God did not send a Professional to live the Christian life through us, He sent the only one who ever did live the Christian life and the only one who ever could. God sent His Son. That’s the (secret) mystery of the gospel, Christ lives in you, the hope of glory. (Col 1:27) God always sends the very best.
Thank you for your continued prayers, encouragement, and support; as we boldly and fearlessly proclaim this mystery of the gospel, You are the best!
Growing in His Grace