It seems the Word of the week or maybe even the month would be SNOW. Some may Possibly correct me and say Blizzard. Here in Oklahoma we saw record snowfalls last Tuesday and here in my backyard we measured 24 inches of snow in a 24 hour time period. Today when we woke up what did we see?? ....yep, you guessed it MORE SNOW! Usually this would bring Joy, Squeals, or in the slightest a bit of excitement but NOT today. We are over the snow! Sooo over the snow. My husband spent the week in Florida for a business meeting and was due to arrive this afternoon. Upon arriving in Atlanta he was immediately notified his flight had been cancelled. We. were. crushed.
Both of us immediately began to pray and beg....ok PLEAD....for his return today. WIthin the hour my husband called and said he was taking a flight in about an hour and would be landing in a town about 2 1/2 hours from home. It was the only guarantee to being home today even if it meant driving part of that way. Well, I thought "I don't want him to have to rent a truck to drive home, surely I could drive to get him!!" I considered surprising him but due to the fact that the roads were already hazardous and it was snowing pretty heavily I wanted him to agree to my driving to get him. Yes. I persuaded him. Yes. I had to convince him that I would be beyond cautious and if I felt the slightest bit uncomfortable I would turn around.
We prayed. Loaded the car with plenty of blankets, water, coats, and all the "safety precautionary items imaginable" As I put the key in the ignition, I grabbed my kids hands and we prayed asking the Lord for His Protection, His Angels to encamp my car and the highway as well as their Daddy's plane to land. I have to be honest. I am not one to drive in this type of weather AT ALL! I honestly panic but I felt Gods Peace with me in such a powerful way!! Within the first few minutes of being on the road I hear Carrie Underwoods song begin to play "Jesus Take the Wheel" It was just soo precious of the Lord because not only did I feel HIS Peace around me like a blanket I just felt like this song was Gods way of saying "I am with you and I have the wheel"
We literally pulled into the airport just as my husband walked off the plane from landing. I didn't even know the name of the airport or where I was going but God did. All those years ago while I was in my Momma's womb the Lord knew this day would come and HE would lead me, direct me, and protect me.
Thank you Lord for being with me all week and for the Protection of bringing my family back together on yet another snowy day!