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A Snow Storm, Newlyweds, And A Bread Truck

cars and trucks in traffic on a highway covered with snow
January 6, 2022

The first snowstorm of 2022 will not soon be forgotten.

It snuck up on us in Maryland, DC, and Virginia and resulted in a traffic nightmare that made the national news. The snow and ice contributed to many accidents and at least six jack-knifed tractor-trailers trucks blocking all the lanes on a stretch of I-95 for about 40 miles.  

Hundreds of motorists were stuck in their cars, some for more than 24 hours. I get claustrophobic just thinking about it. What if you ran out of gas and had no heat in your car? What if you had no food or water? What if you had no blankets or no phones to use to call for help? The “what-if’s?” go on and on. But here’s another “what if?” to ponder…

What if God had you there to be a blessing somehow? Casey Holihan from Ellicott City, Maryland was there and told me her story. Listen below:

Ephesians 2:10 says,
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

I wonder how my courage would grow if instead of seeing just an obstacle, I saw an opportunity. If instead of being intimidated by a problem, I was emboldened by a positioning. God’s intentions are always good and He is positioning us as His hands and feet to bring hope wherever we go.

Well done, Casey.

And Thank You Lord for entrusting us to be here in 2022. Yes we are still in a global pandemic, and in a world with so many who are hurting. And You picked us to hand out bread.

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