Reflections from the Heart of Allan Redenius
This week I’ve been reminiscing about Armona’s Mom and Dad who I love like my own. As I recalled fond memories, I remember this conversation Armona had with her Dad, Armon. (Now you know where the name Armona came from.)
On vacation together in South Dakota, Armon turned south to go through the Badlands. As we were enjoying the scenery and miles from nowhere, I heard this conversation between Armona and her Dad.
Armona: “Hey Dad, I just noticed we’re almost out of gas and miles from nowhere. When we went through that last town, I’ll bet you just forgot to pull over, right ‘cause that gas needle is on E.”
Armon: After some pause, “Yep, we are almost out of gas.” Then after another pause, he said, “I can’t wait until tomorrow.”
Armona: “Why can’t you wait until tomorrow?”
Armon: “Then we’ll know if we made it or not.”
There was some nervous laughter in the car and, yes…we did make it. My only regret is that Armona’s parents aren’t here with which to make new memories. Armona and I miss them to this very day…..
Philippians 4:6 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Well, we were anxious about being stranded in the Badlands with a 100-degree heat. We did pray that there would be enough gas to see us through. Finally, we thanked God again and again that we made it!
Always remember----check your gas! 😉
So thankful for family memories to share…….
Love you all,
© 2020 Allan Redenius
Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.