Monday, October 3, 2011

Evidence of God's Grace

Had quite the experience this week. It started out not so great...but ended...well, read on to find out!

On Tuesday morning, I was leaving for work around 7:40a. I got in my car and backed out of my spot, directly into a BMW SUV bumper. OUCH. I was parked in a spot that was perpendicular to the BMW, and he was hanging out of the spot by about 3 feet. That's what happens when you don't look in your side mirrors but instead focus on the Ipod. Booo.
Here is what I did to the BMW. 
So I get out, get mad, calm down, take some pictures and get back in my car to write a note to the Beemer driver with my phone number to call if he wants to exchange insurance info. Jump in the car, maneuver out of the spot (very tight), call the hubs, text the boss and spend the morning worrying how much this is going to cost us. The thought "His bumper is worth more than my whole car" definitely ran through my head a time or two.

Around lunchtime, the guy calls me and immediately said, "I can't believe you left a note." I was kinda flabbergasted as to what to I said "It was the right thing to do, and I didn't want to get busted for a hit and run." The guy then proceeded to tell me why he parks the way he does (because the pole blocks him from getting out of his car and he has to crawl out the passenger side...understandable). He was very nice, but I was still waiting for him to drop the hammer. Instead he said, "Are you a Christian?" I replied, "Yes, I am sir." He said, "Well, we will consider this manner taken care of. God bless you," and he hung up the phone. WOW. I was so blown away. My heart felt so full and I immediately called Graham, and we both had tingles. Such an amazing example of how God provides for us in ALL areas and how He is always with us. It has been awesome sharing this story with our friends here, our family back home, and I hope you enjoy it as well. God Bless YOU!!