Thursday March 19th, 2020 dawned bright and beautiful. The little hotel room that my daughter and I stayed in across from the college was very nice and clean. We enjoyed our stay there, but we had to go pick up my son and all his stuff at the dorms, since COVID-19 prompted university shutdowns.
We managed to get it all in our car; then we hit the road going back home. Traffic was a little heavier each day we were on the road, but still not the normal stop-and-go at the major cities that we go through.
We saw a brush fire in the mountains that was making a lot of smoke. At first I thought it was just fog, AKA a cloud, but when my kids saw the fire, we realized it was actually smoke. Fortunately, the fire was off to the side, and the smoke was above and beyond us, so it didn’t actually affect us in any way.
We did have just a slight amount of rain further on, but not very much, not enough to make driving difficult.
It was good to hear my daughter and son joking around with each other. I think my daughter really missed her brother while he was gone.
We also continued to listen to the Adventures in Odyssey audio dramas as we drove. These are very interesting and well done and made the time pass much more imperceptibly.
We drove to the same hotel that my daughter and I had stayed in the night before. I had not made reservations because I was not sure when we would leave the college, but fortunately, they had a room for us for a good price!
Today I am thankful for our pleasant stay at the college hotel.
I’m thankful that my son’s stuff all fit in our car!
I’m thankful that traffic was not too bad.
I’m thankful that the fire in the mountains was not out of control.
I’m thankful that we did not get any rain that would have made driving conditions more difficult.
I’m thankful for my son’s and daughter’s joking and laughter and for the Adventures in Odyssey Audio Drama that made time passed so quickly!
And, I’m thankful that God provided us with a hotel room for a good price even though we did not make reservations!
God truly is still good! He still gives good gifts to us even in trying times! He loves us all very much! He is with us even in the difficult times of life, and He is still on His throne!
How about you? What are some good things that you have seen God give you even in the midst of the present confusion?
“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.” 1 Corinthians 14:33