Sometimes it's hard to really know when your prayers are being answered. I've always wished I was one of those people that could have these amazing experiences where their prayers are answered in such obvious, miraculous ways. Well Nic and I each had an experience last week in which we received immediate answers to prayers. The situations weren't anything big, but the fact that our prayers were answered to quickly and obviously was definitely a tender mercy.
Me: Credit card in the wind
I went to McDonald's to get a Redbox on the windiest night of the year. When I pulled my credit card out to swipe it, the wind pulled that card right out of my hand and it blew away like I'd never seen anything blow through the air. It rounded the corner, 15 feet in the air and I didn't have a clue where it went. I assumed it was in Idaho. It was the last thing I needed at that moment. I got in my car and said a prayer that I could somehow find my card....yeah right. The wind was still blowing furiously, but I drove around the corner and parked near a dumpter, just to the side of the drive through. I got out of the car and walked to where my headlights were shining on a little pile of snow. There, sticking out of the snow and shining brightly for me to see....was my credit card. I. Could. Not. Believe. It. The chance of that happening was 1 in a million. It was a tender mercy that I needed at that moment and I'll never forget it or the relief I felt.
Nic: Nixon's Belly
The whole fam was at my parents house on New Years Day to watch football games and swim. Right before it was time to leave, I found Nixon in the bathroom hovered over the toilet, heaving. He thought he was going to throw up. His belly hurt. When that wouldn't work, he sat on the toilet for a while. Nada. He kept complaining about his belly and we didn't know what to do for him. Finally, he went back into the bathroom and he and Nic said a prayer that his belly would feel better. They walked out of the bathroom and about 10 seconds later....Nixon burped. He felt better. Although Nixon attributes this answered prayer to his Dad making him better, we're grateful to have received another answered prayer...another tender mercy.