Entering Magic Kingdom in the Nick of Time
Quick answer to prayer while on the final grand day of our Florida Christmas Conference, 12/31/15:
From a human point of view, we had an “almost perfect” time in Florida. Sunshine everyday with temperatures in the middle 80s! The only small hick-up, from a human point of view, occurred on New Year’s Eve morning, 12/31/15, when we told the students to be on the bus at 8 AM in order to get to the Magic Kingdom early before they closed the gates.
However, for some odd reason, the bus wouldn’t start. (A week earlier, I tested the batteries in Atlanta on 30 degree mornings to be sure they had sufficient power.) Many people started to panic and look for alternative means to get to Disney World. But one of our students who had been on several previous trips (see our Go West trip blogs) told others in the group, “Don’t worry, God has this under control.” A few minutes later, Bron saw a nearby truck that had the correct double size batteries & was able to drive close enough to jump start our bus. We made it into the Disney bus parking lot, hurried everybody off the bus and through the gate by 9:15. Guess what time they closed the gates to the Magic Kingdom? 9:20 AM!
Do you think God was trying to show us how faithful He is?
After we dropped the group off, I immediately drove to Sam’s to buy new bus batteries; but the mechanic tested our batteries first and found both to be in perfect condition to hold the right charge. Maybe The Spirit gives us a false-positive to jump start our faith.
The bigger question might be: how will we make it into the gates of God’s Kingdom before He shuts the door?
Good reading found in Luke 13:22-30; John 10: 1-10 ” Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep…I am the door of the sheep…if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved…I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” (John 10:1-11.)