On New Year’s Eve morning I dropped off my two teens at the theater to watch Frozen 2 with a couple of friends. When I got home, I set an alarm so I would go pick them up at the right time.
When the alarm went off, I put on my coat, picked up my purse and a pair of leg warmers, thinking I’d put them on in the car, and went out, locking the door behind me.
I tried to get in the car, but I suddenly realized that I was locked out of both the car and the house!!
I had absentmindedly forgotten to bring the key with me!
The bad news is that there was a cold wind blowing.
The good news is that I had my cell phone with me so I could call a couple of heroes to rescue me.
My friend, who is the mom of one of my kids’ friends, picked up the teens at the theater for me, while my husband left work to come home and let me back in the house. He was very kind about it, even though it made him have to stay late at work on New Year’s Eve.
To answer your unspoken question, it took 20 minutes for my husband to arrive. I put on the leg warmers and the gloves from my pockets, snapped the hood of my coat, and huddled, kneeling, between the screen door and the inner door that was locked, on the extra material of my infinity scarf. Thanks be to God, I was able to keep just warm enough until my husband arrived!
Was I glad to see him!!
It was so good to get into the warmth of the house again!
Today I am thankful for my husband and my friend who love me enough to be my heroes!
I’m also thankful that God is my Hero! He is always with me!
How about you? Do you have people you can count on to rescue you in a pinch? Have you ever experienced God as your Hero when no human heroes were there for you? Do you make yourself available to be someone else’s hero if they need you?