Some of the worse things happen to us at the most inopportune time.  A friend contacted my this weekend that  a young daughter of a friend had her purse stolen while in San Antonio on business.  She had no money, no identification and no cell phone.  To make matters worse, she sustained a severe ankle injury during the altercation.  She ended up on crutches and in a boot.  Her job required her to walk to River Center Mall where the team was preparing for the opening of a new H & M store.  Her supervisor made the wise decision to have her remain in the hotel room until a determintion could be made whether to send her back home to Louisiana.  The drawback to returning home is no work, no pay. This child was having a bad day. 

Romans 8:28

28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

This morning, plumes of fire could be seen coming from the top floor of River City Mall Garage.  While the fire raged, this young lady sat in her hotel room safe from harm and the chaos of evacuation orders.  What we thought was bad turned to good.  By way of a robbery, God kept her from a greater harm.  Bad things happen to everyone, but God can use that which looks utterly dark and transform it into light.  It is human not to want to endure bad times but when they appear, just be assured that God has a plan and purpose in place.  You will surely understand it all bye and bye.  When I saw the fire, I understood the bad.


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