My husband asked while drinking his morning coffee, “Cristina, are you really going to drop off Andrew at school in your see through pajama shorts? I can see your underwear.” I laughed it off and said, “It doesn’t matter! I won’t be getting out of the car because I will be dropping him off in the car line.” He sighed and said, “Okay!”
Off I went to drive my son to school. I was exiting our neighborhood onto a very busy road, and within seconds I got into a car accident! I was in shock and shaking as I pulled off the road into the median. As I was grabbing the door handle to get out of the car to see if the woman behind me was okay, I immediately heard my husband’s words ringing in my ears, “Are you really going to be wearing your see through pajama shorts to bring Andrew to school?”
I was so annoyed! He was right! I opened the door in full embarrassment that not only was I in a car accident right outside of my neighborhood, but I was in my see through pajama bottoms for all to see!
I asked the young woman if she was okay and she said yes, thank God! I found out she was my neighbor. Of all things to get into a car accident with my neighbor! I asked, “Are you a Christian?” She smiled and said, “Yes.” I said, “Well, let’s pray and ask God to turn this awful situation around for the good, somehow and someway.” I grabbed her hands and we bowed our heads and prayed.
I have two reasons for sharing this embarrassing story with you. The first reason is that we should listen to our husbands and not immediately write them off! I can hear the men saying, “Amen!”
The second reason is if you find yourself in a situation you don’t want to be in ask God into that moment. Ask Him to turn it around for His good. I believe too often we leave God out of moments in our lives when we need Him the most. He cares about every detail of our lives. Have the boldness and courage to pray even if it means in your see through pajama bottoms, in front of your neighborhood, on the busiest road in the panhandle of Florida!