On Tuesday my husband and I left our daughter and son to the airport. They were travelling to The United States for work experience in a retreat centre.
The journey went smoothly with no traffic delays. We arrived on time.
Brendan left us off in the carpark while he went to find a parking space. I thought to myself “I will not need my handbag” so I left it safely in the van. My mobile phone was inside.
The children pulled their big cases to the check in desk and went through all the paper work necessary to fly to The United States.
They were nearly finished when my husband arrived with a mobile phone which looked like mine, in his hand.
I did not take any notice as I knew my phone was safe in my bag back in the van.
My husband said he found this phone in the car park. The glass front was smashed and only half of the screen worked.
I suggested to my husband that he could look up some number on it and ring in order to get in touch with the owner. People have been kind to us when we have lost mobiles before.
He said to me “This looks like your phone.” I said “No way, my phone is in the van.” I did not like the idea of my phone being smashed up.
“Ring my number to see if it is mine.” I knew this would satisfy my husband, confirming that it was not mine.
He dialled my number and immediately I recognised my dial tone. What a shock. How did my phone end up in the carpark and how did Brendan happen to be walking past where it was dropped. This was a bit too weird for me.
We pray before we travel asking God to protect our vehicles and journey.
I thought to myself, “Everything went so well today getting to the airport, and our children being blessed going to America.” Often some difficulty arises. Perhaps a traffic holdup, or forgetting something or running late. But not today.
I knew this was an enemy attacking me to rob my joy at my children’s opportunity to get blessed. How on earth did the phone fall out of my bag and out of the van? I did not expect this to happen.
I did not get upset. I said the enemy has to restore what he has stolen, just like our car.
The devil comes to rob, steal and destroy. Jesus comes to restore, to give life and life abundantly.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10 KJV)
I use my phone mainly for texting and receiving calls. I like to be in touch with family. I enquired in the O 2 shop how to get it repaired. It would have to be sent away for a week. They gave me an estimate of 150 pounds to replace it.
I did not want to pay that.
My husband offered to help. He confirmed it would cost the amount quoted. He suggested I should go for an upgrade to an iPhone if I was going to pay out that amount. He priced some on line.
My son, Jacob is home from university. He suggested we go for a cycle.
When we returned, my husband surprised me with a new iPhone. He had spent hours sorting my problem out. He made sure my contacts were transferred and he showed me how to use it. He ordered a cover to make sure the phone is protected from breaking again. My communication is restored, thanks to My husband taking the time and sourcing a new phone for me. He is so thoughtful helping me, knowing I would miss having a phone.
This afternoon I am the proud and happy owner of an iPhone!!!
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (Genesis 3:15 NIV)
The enemy tried to strike my heel after our children’s success in going to America. But Jesus restored a better phone to me after mine was smashed. My phone is restored!
This is the my year of Jubilee. In the Jubilee year the Israel people got back what was stolen, land, houses, property or family. Whatever they lost by misfortune or robbery was to be restored to them.