You guessed it. I kept forgetting to mail in my fee. What was going on? What was wrong with me? On Friday, I pulled out of the parking lot around five o'clock and realized I had forgotten it again. Monday was my court date. I had run out of days. All weekend I kept praying, "Lord, please don't let me forget to show up at court." Now I was fretting that I would forget to go to court and have the right amount of cash on me.
I didn't forget. On the way, I prayed, "Lord, I know I'm at fault. But if there is any way possible, I pray for mercy and for my ticket to be reduced."
They had over 1200 cases that day. I anticipated a long line. I only waited ten minutes. I had my cash. I was ready to pay my debt. She looked at me and dismissed it. I blinked. She told me I could go and smiled. I blinked again. Finally, I muttered, "Thank you." I walked away feeling shocked.
I walked outside into the fresh sunshine and thanked God for being so good and merciful to me. It wasn't meant for me to remember to mail in my payment. God didn't intend for me to pay. He intended to give me MERCY!
Jennifer Hudson Taylor
F.A.I.T.H. (A blog of 6 authors who are: Following Always and Intently Trusting Him)