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Master Mechanic

For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.  Luke 11:10 NIV

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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Macy Johnson

Macy Johnson is a native Floridian living the lake-life in Georgia. She is an instrument of God’s blessings as a writer, church pianist, community accompanist, wife, mother, nana, Bridge player, adoptee, retired auditor, and member of Word Weavers International. Her “God Sightings” are published weekly in the Greensboro Herald-Journal. Find her at www.macymjohnson.com, macymjohnson@gmail.com, and on Facebook as Macy Martin Johnson.