Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law

Last Sunday, Murphy's law applied. Everything that could go wrong seemed to happen!

Nic got up whining, even having his favorite breakfast was painful. We soon found out why when Nic puked all over Henry's car. I was sweating so much driving that morning soaking lots of tissues just because I was anxious we were late for church. What made it worse was the warning light for the petrol came on and I had no wallet or handphone because we put all the bags in Henry's car in a haste. I was praying to God and I sense Him telling me "calm down" so I prayed in tongues until I calmed down. But on Henry's side, he had to deal with the mess in the car and another wave of vomit later, taking Nic to see a doctor and cleaning the car at a nearby petrol station before coming to church. Poor thing!

I had already calmed down and just praying that all will be well on Henry's side. We could not lunch together as a family for Nic had to rest at home. So, Ethan and I had lunch together and bought groceries together and then Murphy's law happened again! I lost my keys! I lodged a report, backtrack to the supermarket and carpark. I was digging into my handbag and Ethan said "Never mind mummy, i will find  it for you". We emptied out the entire bag but still no keys and then realized "uh oh, I haven't prayed yet" and so I did. Immediately, I had a flashback of how my hand bag fell under the table at the restaurant and true enough when we went back to the same table, the customer seated there said he had passed my keys to the manager. Praise the Lord! Henry was already out of the house dragging poor sick Nic out then but thankfully he could turn back home.

This whole episode together with the episode of the rib pain all happened the same day! In all our anxiety, anger, fluster, pain, God is really trying to refine us to be more and more like him like putting us in refiners' fire. That night we thanked God that we overcame all the evil that came our way. 

I felt that the enemy came in one direction but fled in seven directions! For that night we felt so much peace in our household despite going through so much. God blessed Henry with a good petrol station that cleaned up all the vomit for him. I found my keys! We both had good bonding sessions with a son each. He took my rib pain away. He taught us to cast our anger and our anxieties to Him. He taught us to use our authority to trample on the evil one. 

But still, Murphy's law would not end that night. At midnight while Nic was asleep he suddenly got up and puked on the bed sheet. We just went through the routine of wash up put on the clean sheets and still felt God's peace on us. Praise the Lord!

1 Peter 1:6-7. `So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while. These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold - and your faith is far more precious to God than mere gold. So if your faith remains strong after being tried by fiery trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honour on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.`

1 comment:

  1. Tummy upsets - ugh - not something fun at all. We've had our fair share of pukes in cars and beds and floors...even right at the supermarket checkout!!! thank goodness it passes.
    Lost keys - my big fear. Funny how panic can set in so quickly all because of keys!
    Amazing how somedays can have everything go wrong - but it is also good to know that God knew it all before it happened and he teaches us in those moments.
    hi to everyone!