Most people only believe that a miracle has happened only if and only if it is dramatic. Like a pastor prayed for you and an illness just disappeared, pummmm! Just like that; or there is an accident and a hand from nowhere just lifted you and threw you out safely to the other side of the road. Etcetera, etcetera
Good and fine. But let me give you an info. Every day of our lives is a miracle. That you wake up in the morning hail and hearty, is a miracle. You were able to put food on your family table, is a miracle. That am sited in front of my laptop by 2 AM, typing this post is a miracle. That you walked along the road and no car hit you or you did not slip and fall, is a miracle. You drove your car to and from office is a miracle. Miracles! Miracles! Miracles! There are numerous example of our everyday miracles and they abound everywhere, every time. Most of them so subtle, which makes it difficult to be noticed or appreciated.
Two days ago, I had to give instructions to my manager at the office that from that day onward till the security in Rivers State has been biffed up we will be closing earlier than usual, to enable all my staff at Fotozila Africa Ltd, a photographic company that deals on services and sales of photographic materials(Frames, enlargement printing, photo printing paper and canvassing films, etc.) get to their houses before dark. This is following the recent killings going on in some part of Diobu Mile 1 by the ‘bad boys’.
As we closed up for the day two days back, and I was driving home, I suddenly remembered that my security man had earlier on told me in the morning that the fuel in the house has finished. So I pulled by the fueling station a little close to my house to fill up the 20 liters can my security man put in my cars boot. When I was done with that I started the car, but low and behold, the car did not give in. I tried it several times, but no way. I sat there in the car not knowing what to to do.my husband is out of the country for business trip. What do I do? This is the first time in the history of my usage of that car that am experiencing this. It usually sends warning to me for some time if there is any part of the car that needs servicing.
There is an attitude I have adopted over time when am faced with the serious challenges in life. I am an advocate of positive thinking. So I don’t get anxious unduly, and I believe that anxiety can only lead to more confusion. For problems to be tackled head on, one most always remain calm. At this point, all your creative abilities will come to the fore and you will be able to think clearly on the best way of solving the problem.
To calm myself down, I picked up my phone and started scrolling, not looking for anything in particular. As I was doing so, a young man (the manager, I believe) walked up to me and asked what the problem was. I told him what happened. He went to the engine side to check. I had earlier on opened the bonnet when the car did not start to check the battery head, everything was intact. He told me to start the car, which I did but nothing happened. He asked me to try again, I did, two or three more times, nothing. He said he suspected my battery but I told him that it can’t be, as all the lights are on.
Three more men came to help out, but the result was unsuccessful. They also suspected the battery and ask if they can hire a battery. I gave my consent. They brought in a battery man who exchanged the battery and the car started. The guy checked my battery and confirmed it dead not just dead but completely bad as the positive side of the battery is bringing out whitish substance. They advised that I get a new battery as the car may not be able to start again when the engine is off. I asked for the price of a brand new battery, they told me but as I was not prepared for it, I told them that I’ll be back in the morning. They put back my one battery. I paid for the battery hire, thank the gentlemen for their help, put on my seat belt and drove home.
I don’t understand why this happened today of all days that I forgot to drop the key of the house for my first daughter who left before me in the morning for her sowing lessens. She was using this sowing class to keep herself busy and useful while she waits for admission at the university. I have continually advised youths to keep themselves meaningfully busy to avoid idle minds. As I got to the house she was already there waiting at the gate. I apologized to her and explained what happened. She said probably God may have used that means to avert an unknowing danger on the way and I quite agree with her. That is ‘God’s love in action’ you know. The miracles of our everyday life.
Do you know the most interesting part of this story? I woke up in the morning and went to start the car, the car started immediately. I was amazed. I asked no one in particular, “Is this not the battery that was certified dead”? Wow! This is great! I said happily to myself. I put it off, started it again. No problems.
Do you know that this is the second day since this happened and I have not experience any problems whatsoever with the car. I have been going to and from work without encountering any problems. God’s love in action. The miracle of our everyday life.
Miracles happen to all of us every day. Just be positive, be open-minded, be spiritually alert, and be grateful always and you will begin to see the hand of God in all your dealings in life.