Watching Godís Hand Up Close and Personal
By Sharon Smith
A few years ago my husband and I took a driving trip to Oklahoma to visit our son and family. Along the route we saw the magnificent wonders of Godís creation in Yellowstone Park, the Teton Mountain range, and even dinosaur bones.
The most memorable part of our trip was watching God work in all of the details of a car breaking down and having to go car shopping.
We needed a station wagon because we had a table along for our son that had belonged to his grandmother. Looking for used cars at some lots didnít turn up anything but a lady who worked for a dealership was going to show us across the street to another lot when she spied ours and mentioned that she knew someone with one just like it for sale. Her brother owned it. She knew we did not know the town and was willing to escort us to her brother and sister-in-lawís home.
After looking the car over we decided to make a deal on it. The price was more than we knew we had at home in the bank so we suggested they take ours off our hands and we give them a check for the remainder. The lady said her husband would be okay with it because he said it was hers to do with as she wished.
Another concern we had was what to do about licensing the new car. After talking to the people at the DMV office, we were told that we could just license it in Utah and change it to our Idaho plates when the title arrived. We had assumed a person had to be a resident of the state to have it licensed there.
The car was two years newer and not even the same model but looked enough like the older one that the cousins we had spent the night with didnít even notice the difference when we stopped back at their home to tell them good-by again. We were able to be back on the road again after only five hours since we left that town the first time.
We were able to laugh at how much fun it was to have watched God work in an obvious way. The car served us well for another eight years. The story has given us a chance to testify of Godís hand at work many times to many types of people.