8 hours earlier...
3.5 hours later...
Having exhausted our online efforts, we surrendered to the idea that we would have to get up early and see what we could find. Mike stood to make one last round of asking for assistance. As he headed off, I leaned back having come to the realization that once again, as was my tendency, I was leaning on my own understanding.
That previous Sunday in church, the message was on surrendering to God. And two days later I had already slid back. “Lord, I’m sorry. I surrender. Your will be done.” Mike texted me, “I might have a solution.” Minutes later, Mike strolled back saying he said that he had asked several people for a testing option, but no one could help.
The last person he asked was a security guard, who like the others, turned him away. But as Mike walked away, the guard said, “Wait, I know a guy”. Mike spun as the guard pulled a business card out from a guy he just happened to have met a week before, an ER nurse who also works with a mobile medical service. Mike texted him and, praise God, got a tentatively positive response.
After checking into our hotel, we found a nearby food truck to grab some dinner. As we sat blessed by the most delicious Cuban food we’d ever had, we conversed with the owner of the truck, a man who bore an amazing resemblance to Antonio Banderas. Pandemic income? I’m just sayin’. As we reveled in culinary delight, a text came in from our “guy”. Arrangements made, we exhaled deeply with some Cuban coffee and Flan. Once we surrendered, God revealed a way, His way. And He did not do the bare minimum. He surprised us, blessed us, treated us, uplifted us, and gave us rest.
The next morning, our guy came to the hotel, administered the test, and emailed the results. By 9:00 AM, we were rested, tested, and Lyfted back to the airport. That night in the airport, we had no idea how the expression, “I know a guy” would come to be revealed as the theme of the trip. The rest of the week, we were reminded that because we know a Guy – THE GUY – where things appeared impossible, we were repeatedly shown that with God, all things are possible.
So, how has HE been working in your life recently? Let us know in the comments below.