God "is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." (Ephesians 3:20)
For Christmas, I got a new iPod. My new Nano replaces one three times its size with only one fourth the capacity. My sweetheart bought it in support of my latest evolution--runner. Running is moving meditation-the permission I grant myself for intimate worship-3 to 4 times a week or more. I workout my body and my soul when I run.
The gift included a “watchband” of my choice to securely hold my Nano on walks and runs. They’re a little chunky, but have become a fashion staple since Apple includes 18 available watch face options. Not wanting to presume upon my taste, my husband let me choose that part of the gift. Ever the geek, I launched into my research, and determined that the best for me was the Ultimate by Quad Mountain. I chose red, to match the Nano. (I’m an original supporter of (red), and since I very seldom wear bright colors when running, the slash of red on my wrist looks kinda cool.).
A couple days into the New Year, Sando ate my wristband. Thankfully, the Nano was charging elsewhere, but dog made quick work of shredding my rubber strap. I was livid. Now I defend the dog, reminding folks around here that much like a baby, he’s not always responsible for the mischief he makes when we leave tantalizing things around. No, I did not give myself that lecture. I was too busy being BLUE.
My husband offered to replace it, but as much as I appreciated the gesture, I was a just a little too mad to reorder right away. Just this weekend, we did make an Amazon order, which included a new band, a couple gifts and a new collar for Sir Eats-A-Lot (I love him, but I’m still a little ticked) Bundling allowed us to take advantage of free shipping, ‘cause Mama loves a bargain.
Day before yesterday, I received an email from Amazon advising that my order from Quad Mountain was cancelled. Hmmm. I did send a note when we ordered the replacement letting them know that my dog ate the first one, including both pictures of what remained of the band as well as the culprit.
I’m wearing my Nano and the replacement band, and while nobody would’ve expected it, I’ve had a religious experience. When I opened the box, the printed invoice looked like this.
Sometimes I need visual clues. Imagine your own salvation; with an invoice…get it? We are redeemed and it didn’t cost us a thing. Anything else I write guilds the lily, so I’m done, except to say that my delivery from a vendor on Amazon.com this morning was my reminder that God is good.