Divine Appointments

I grab my wallet and the package on the counter and run for the garage. My daughter asks me what’s wrong, and I tell her it’s nothing. I’m trying to make it to the post office before it closes at noon.

As I walk briskly to the lobby, I see several other cars in the parking lot, and my mind races as I contemplate being turned away. To my surprise, the crowd of people are all checking their post office boxes. It’s exactly 11:45 a.m., and the door to the counter is already locked. Lovely! Who has hours until 11:45 on a Saturday?

While sending the package isn’t a life or death matter, I always prefer to do things sooner rather than later. Now, I’m faced with driving ten miles north to the only other post office within 25 miles that is open past noon or waiting until Monday. I’m either going to burn off some steam in the car and strike something off my to-do list, or I’m going to be bitter until Monday when I have to interrupt my work day to grudgingly visit the local post office again. It’s time to blow off some steam!

As I make my way to the end of the line at the other post office, I get a tap on the shoulder. It’s a woman I haven’t seen in years. We worked together and became friends but lost touch when she got divorced and I moved on to another job. We spent over half an hour catching up in the lobby and exchanging phone numbers to keep in touch.

On the way home, I wonder how many divine appointments I miss because I’m irritated, annoyed, angry, or frustrated. I see disappointment. God sees opportunity. I fall short of expectations. God goes beyond expectations.

Who’s making your appointments today? Will you embrace them as opportunities or end up dis”appoint”ed?

©Room2GrowGarden.com, November 24, 2018

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