Not even a month has gone by since my vacation (see http://christinalorenzen.com/monday-madness/) and I’ve already found myself feeling overwhelmed, worried and trying to figure out what’s going to happen – next week, next fall and even beyond that.
They say those who suffer from anxiety do so because they are living in the future. They say those who are depressed are living in the past. If you’re dealing with both issues, they say you have one foot in the future and one foot in the past, hence no feet in the present. Or, as it’s called in many self help books, the Now. Makes sense to me. Obviously if I’m obsessing over what’s happening next week, what might happen in the fall or winter, I’m not really here. Of course I wasn’t thinking about that as I was driving down the busy road that connects my town to the ‘world’.
Deep in thought, like a fog distorting my view, I passed the market, the pharmacy and the very bank that was on my ‘to do’ list. That was enough to jolt me out of my reverie and make me turn around and retrace my steps. And that’s when I saw it. It happened so fast I didn’t have a chance to grab my phone and take a picture. What was it? A Pepperidge Farm delivery truck passing through the intersection as I waited at the red light. It wasn’t about their cookies or pastries or breads (though I love them all!). What caught my eye were the words on the side of the truck – at least the words that my eyes saw: God Is In the Details! I couldn’t believe it! I’d like to call it an epiphany even though upon taking a second look what I really saw was the Pepperidge Farm logo. Since I didn’t get a picture of the actual truck I’ll share what I can:
I have to wonder if my eyes weren’t showing me what I wanted to see, reassurance that He was taking care of it all, or if in fact He was indeed answering my prayers in this most everyday way. Doesn’t matter. Either way, I pulled my feet back into the Now and took care of what I could (pesky errands). I think I’ll leave the rest of the stuff to Him.
Have you ever had an epiphany in the midst of everyday living?