Today started similar to most Sunday mornings. Rather than starting with coffee this morning, I grabbed my water bottle and headed outside to water the flowers and plants before the sun reached its hottest peak of the day. I took a break to deliver my daughter to work, once home, I finished the watering and then started my next task.
One of the first things on my summer-to-do-list was to scrub the siding. I checked it off the list today. While I watered and scrubbed, Ed worked on the weed-eating (until it died, boo hoo), and we made it to church perfectly punctual. I prefer early but sometimes, we must settle for on time.
Why do I share this with you? Because sometimes, life throws a wrench into your plans and things change. Instead of spending the initial portion of the service in worship with our church family, we spent it in prayer driving into Mexico. You see, a dear and wonderful family needed help. Their loved one, their daddy, went to the store for something and hadn't returned yet. The family was concerned. While phone calls were made and strategic plans made, we jumped back in the car to help look for this great man.
There were a few things different this morning than that Easter morning in 1994. First, this time, the missing person was an adult and he wasn't technically "missing" per say. Yet, on some levels, this could of been a very different scenario. Thankfully, God returned our friends' Dad to them today without activating a silver alert. Have you ever heard of the "silver alert"? Click on the silver alert or any of the photographs on today's blog to learn more.
I share this morning's activity because there are some of you that may not be aware of this valuable resource and tool when vulnerable adults go missing. I also share this for another reason, to illustrate how God works in all situations and circumstances.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Can you relate? Do you have a personal experience you can share?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323