Rejoice Always

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
The crash came out of nowhere. We weren’t expecting to be hit. We didn’t see him coming. As the screech of the tires and the impact was made all I could think of was Thank God we’re all alright. 
We were turning left across traffic. There was no one coming toward us. I looked in the rear view mirror and the cars behind me were slowing. I put on my turn signal and turned. As I did, WHAM, we were hit from behind by a man passing in the no pass zone. 
It was our day together, me and the girls. Life had been busy, so I scheduled some time for us to spend together. Three hours later we were finally wrapping up the details of the accident. It was 3:30 as we walked in the restaurant for lunch. We talked and laughed and enjoyed our time together. We even got to try out a new restaurant, one beside the crash site. 
Turns out the my car is drive able. There’s some body work that will need to be done. I’ll have my mechanic check out any alignment damage and our life will move on. 
The girls and I went for ice cream and in the evening we met Rodney at the park. We walked and paddle boarded in the lake enjoying the magnificent pink sunset together as a family. As we drove home Genesis said, “thanks mom for spending the day with us, it was a good day.” 
All the crash was forgotten although because of it, we were more thankful and joyful that we were all together, safe and sound. We serve a mighty God who is able to do more than we could ask or imagine and I praise Him for giving us peace and joy in the midst of difficult circumstances. 
#peaceinthestorm #rejoicealways

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