Something I don’t talk a whole lot about, not just on here but IRL too, is my faith. I am a Christian. I talk about my faith with my other Christian friends and my non-Christian friends know that I’m a Christian and go to church every Sunday morning and that I volunteer in the nursery at church. But my faith is something that I try not to ram down people’s throats. I hope that my actions and the way I carry myself would be reflective of my faith.
For me, and those that attend the church we go to, the foundation of Christianity is love. Unfortunately there are many Christians that forget this and show their judgemental side to non-believers, but we are suppose to show love to our fellow man.
I’m not sharing this with you to get into a debate about Christianity and some of the controversial beliefs. To be honest with you, there are some things about my faith that I’m conflicted about, and I’m not a perfect human being. God is working on me. Besides, Christianity is not about being perfect. One thing I’m not conflicted on is that in my mind and heart, there is a God, and he sent His son to atone for our sins.
With that being said, going forward, I want to start sharing with you some of my God moments. They will not be sermons. I’m not a preacher. There are things that have happened in my life that some people would say are coincidence, but I say it’s God.
So, for my first God Moment post, last summer when I was on mat leave, a friend of my husband’s offered him tickets to a major amusement park. Since we are living on tight budget, I was a little concerned about spending money on gas, parking and then having to figure out what we were going to do about food. We found a solution for the food component, and the gas was allocated for anyway, but the parking money ($20), although not a large amount, was not budgeted for.
Driving down the highway, something shiny whipping through the air catches my eye. It kind of looked like one of our new $20 bills. When I pointed it out to my husband he (jokingly) insisted that I pull over to get it. We continued on our way, arrived at the amusement park, paid for parking and started to unload the car.
Just after we took the kids out of the car and locked the vehicle, a group of people passed in front of our vehicle and one of them doubled back. She asked if this was our vehicle (we were standing behind it so it would be easy for her to assume that one of the vehicles on either side of the empty spot we were standing in was ours). When we acknowledged that it was, she pointed out to us that there was a $20 bill stuck to our front bumper.
That’s approximately 70km that $20 travelled with us at about 110+km per hour and didn’t budge.
To me, that was God. :)