This past weekend, I noticed my motion detection security light was out. I didn’t bug Ole Boy to replace it. I’m not sure it would have made a difference…
At some time last night, between the hours of nightfall and sunrise, someone got into my car and took what they wanted. They left a small mess for me to clean up. One thing they took was Ole Boy’s adapter, which was a handy little thing to have on trips. All my change is gone…only about $5.00. I’m not sure what else they took yet. They left my camera battery and charger…go figure! Thankfully, I didn’t have much in my car, and they didn’t permanently mess it up.
Usually I lock my doors. There are times when I don’t. I didn’t last night. (I’ll try a little harder to never let that happen again!) I just really didn’t ever think about someone getting in my car, so I haven’t been diligent to lock my doors. Ole Boy always locks his.
I ask God every night to protect our lives and our property, our things; then, I run down a list of my family and friends asking for the same thing for them. I was blessed last night. There is no need for me to ask God why He let this happen after my asking for protection. It could have been so much worse. At any given time, my phone, my camera, my change purse with my whole life (license, debit/credit cards) could be in my car (not so much after last night!). All of that was safely in my house. I have to say, “safely in my house” isn’t feeling quite as safe as it felt yesterday.
Although I don’t think God was trying to teach me anything here…I need to work on trusting God. Right now, I want a security system. Isn’t that a silly reaction to a few small things taken from my unlocked car?