It was going to be a quick run to Kmart to shop for a few things before leaving on a road trip. (“quick” was the important word!)
But when I came out to the car and turned the key, there were just a few clicks and then nothing more happened! Dead battery, probably because of a door that did not shut properly the night before.
Galen and his jumper cables came to the rescue and soon we were on our way.
But as I waited and “wasted time,” I looked around to see what I could see. Maybe God had a reminder in this for me – something for me to consider.
(I have learned to stop, and pay attention. . . to Look up, look down, look around and see what God might have for me. )
But what can you see in a KMart parking lot in the suburbs?
And then I spotted the tree.
There it was . . .the only thing of beauty among the signs, the stores, the concrete, the cars the trucks and light poles . . .
And then I prayed: God, help me be like that tree, providing refreshment and beauty to those I meet as I move through the chaos of suburbia and ugly parking lots.