Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Balding Angel

"I Found Joy in a BIG God" Part Eighteen

The Charlotte Douglas Airport resembled the interior of a bank. A long counter with 'tellers' lined the wall facing me. Lines that snaked across the floor led to each wicket. I took a couple of steps to the right scanning signs for anything that indicated Air Canada. Nothing. I turned and walked a few feet in the opposite direction. Nothing. I returned to where I had entered the building and stood perfectly still. In my head I uttered a prayer. 'Lord, one of two things needs to happen right now. One - let an airport personnel walk by so I can ask for direction - or - two, help me see where I am to go.'

Almost immediately I noticed an elderly, balding gentleman standing behind the counter. The sign over his head read, "United". Although this room was packed with travelers, no-one was at his wicket. I waited and watched for a few moments not wanting to run forward and take the place of someone who had been patient in line. No-one came. I waited a few moments longer to confirm I wasn't overstepping someone's turn. Realizing God had provided this opening just for me, I approached this kind looking man and asked for direction to "Air Canada".

He said, "Ma'am, I can look after you right here."

To confirm he really understood my destination, I repeated that I wasn't flying "United", but "Air Canada Jazz". I still needed to obtain my Boarding Pass and check my luggage. This didn't faze him at all. Again he reiterated that he could take care of all my needs. Within minutes he had not only secured my baggage and handed me my Boarding Pass, he offered specific directions as to where to head next to pass through security and volunteered information on finding eating areas as well as my Boarding Gate. God again was guiding me every step of the way.

I followed his instructions precisely, found a seat in the waiting area, all the while praising God for being my Guide and Provider. Little did I know how soon doubt would arise and I would begin to question His supply.


tiggerdaisy said...

Oh, how I love it when God just opens the gates of heavens to overflow blessings on us! :)

You did what we should all do when faced with a dilema...bow our heads, pray, and let God do His work. :)

Prayers and blessings,

Julie Gillies said...

It really does sound as if the Lord sent you an angel. Praise God for His provision!

Anonymous said...

That was so cool to hear how God answered you prayer so quickly and obviously. He is so GOOD!!! I am seeming to say that a lot, but i am overwhelmed by how He works... blessed beyond belief!

Love you,

Paula (SweetPea) said...

How wonderful. If you are like me, I tend to feel much stress just stepping into an airport. I don't have a fear of flying but the MASS confusion in an airport...even to pick up someone. It just seems airports and confusion go hand in hand.

What a blessing to have that peace and assurance right at that moment.

Can't wait to hear what doubt the enemy fed you and I'm sure that is followed with God's reassurance at some point in time.

Pamela (MrsJoeB) said...

Joy, I am sorry I have not posted sooner-life has been full. God is in the big and the small things-we just have to keep out eyes opened and focused on Him to see it all. Isn't it just amazing?!?!?


In His Graces~Pamela

Diane said...

I'm back to see if the exercise is getiing done. My pom poms are ready and waiting.