Trust God with everything?
I brought my cassette tape player to church one night to share a recording of testimonies. I put the tape in. Well … I tried to put the tape in. When it didn’t drop in as it should, I foolishly forced it in, by-passing the door. When I pushed the “play” button, the player ate the tape. I exclaimed out loud, “Leave me alone, Satan. I need this to work! Oh Lord, You are the Master Mechanic. You can fix this tape player.”
I calmed myself, took a deep breath, and tried once more to drop in the tape. To my astonishment, it fit and worked perfectly. I heard Jesus whisper, “My dear child, trust Me.”
On another occasion, my computer’s printer crashed. I had to change the ink cartridges and reconnect the wireless feature several times. Amidst my frustration, I unsuccessfully tried to print several intercessory prayer ministry sheets. Within a few minutes, the printer came to life, leaving the missing sheets in la-la land.
A few weeks later, when I turned on my computer, the printer startled me by spitting out those missing sheets like a child tasting turnip greens for the first time. I laughed. I had used the printer many times while those pages waited patiently in the queue.
As the printer chugged along, I thought of the scientist in the movie, I, Robot, who suggested there were “ghosts in the machines” and that robots could develop souls over time. My printer certainly did … the Holy Ghost, reminding me He will use anything to get my attention, even malfunctioning machines.
I have learned to give all my breakdowns to God. I hope you will too.
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