I love my new car. Wow. It's so smooth and cute. Nelson showed me all the gizmos and gadgets he discovered while driving. Then while I drove it around this morning I noticed little buttons on the backside of the steering wheel at 9 and 3--it was controls for the radio!!!! No more fiddling around leaning down and taking my eyes off the road. Now I adust the stations/tracks with the left hand and the volume with the right. It's so cool.
And it's blue. Now, to some this may sound silly, but I've wanted a blue car for so long. I like red or burgandy and have had several of them.
And it has a sunroof/moonroof--I guess that depends on when you open it. I used to have a car (Renult LeCar) that had the capability to open the roof top. I loved that. I think I'll love this too, especially since it opens and closes with a touch of a button while the former required stopping the car and manhandling the stubborn thing.
I just feel quite blessed.
Church was a heartwarming experience this morning. Our Sunday School class is being taught by one of my favorite professors again. The book we're using for study is "Reversed Thunder" by Eugene Peterson. Good stuff...that's all I'll say on that for now, but know this: there will be more!
Then in worship there were a couple of very sweet God hugs. One came from a woman who slid up beside me while we were waiting for the service to start. She put her arm around my shoulder and gave me a great big hug. All she said was that she knew things would work out ok. I teared up.
Then during the music portion of the service we sang the Christmas hymn O Come O Come Emmanuel. One stanza was a clear hug:
O come, Thou Wisdom from on high,
Who orderest all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show,
And teach us in her ways to go.
In that stanza I was assured that I was not being overlooked or forgotten, that my prayers were right on target, and that there is great reason to be celebrating the season.
I know I'm blessed.
May you feel blessed today, too.