Sometimes God acts in the most peculiar and mysterious ways, or so they seem until you see the bigger picture. My family and I recently took a trip to Colorado, to see the mountains and have a white Christmas for one in our lives. We don’t get much (any) snow down here and Texas, and we were all pumped.
We spent Christmas in a mountain town called Fraser, and we enjoyed ourselves playing in the snow, from making snow angels and snowmen, to sledding down small hills of snow. Eventually, the day came when we had to drive back home. Waking up at 5 in the morning and driving for 13 hours is never fun.
To add to this unpleasant journey was an unexpected snowstorm that picked up around the border between Colorado and New Mexico. They had to shut down the roads, and we had to pull over. We found a nearby hotel and booked a room, thinking it might take a while for the roads to clear. This was bad because people had places to be the next day, and the way things were looking, we weren’t getting out any time soon.
My dad decides to walk outside, and he talks to a policeman, monitoring the roads and what do you know, the roads open up again. We drive cautiously until we were out of the snowstorm. \
Once arriving at home, we hear that the storm picked up again, and if we had stayed, we wouldn’t be able to make it home for 3 days. But God had a plan. If we had left any earlier than we did, who knows what could’ve happened in the snowstorm. And if we had stayed the night, we’d be stuck there longer than we had anticipated.
Whenever I find myself doubting God, and if he’s even working in my life, I turn to Jeremiah 25:11. It says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” This small event in my life has given my proof that God is always working in our lives, even if we can’t see it.
Robert is a freshman at Burton Adventist Academy.