A little adventure!

What began as a simple dinner out with a friend turned into an unplanned adventure. 

Early in the afternoon my friend Kathy and I met at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids. We walked around the grounds taking pictures and being a little goofy. The air was crisp and cool with a light breeze blowing through.  What a great afternoon of laughing and enjoying the flowers and fall leaves. 

As dinner time approached we left mine in the parking lot and rode together in Kathy's car. "I hope they don't lock my car in", I jokingly spouted! 

Dinner was full of yummy mac and cheese, other tasty treats and good conversation!

On our way back to pick up my car, we had no idea what was waiting for us!
We drove into the entrance and there at 7:30pm they had locked the gates! What I thought was a flippant comment was actually coming true! 

Anxiously, we drove to another entrance trying to be confident that things would work out! There we noticed that the gate was slightly ajar, but it would not open far enough to drive through. As Kathy waited for me, I briskly walked down the parking lot and into the building to see if there might be a security guard who could open the gate.

It is amazing how much energy and adrenaline rush through your body when faced with this type of adventure. I was trying to muster some composure as I approached the doors. They were locked! I could see that a security guard was coming towards me. "What if he thinks I am a robber", I mumble. Praying that he would see me, I knocked on the glass and flailed my hands to make sure that he saw me! I was a little nervous that he might pull out a gun!  Maybe I have been watching too many TV shows!

"Just drive your car up to the gate and it will open", he politely directed me. Within minutes I was on the other side of the gate. 

What did I learn from this adventure? 

Rejoice in our confident hope.
 Be patient in trouble,
 and keep on praying.
Romans 12:12 NLT

Father, I love living life as an adventure! You are always near, always guiding and I am sure laughing! Thank you for being my hope! 

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