Emergency Run

I should have known better. I should never have bragged to my sisters in my Sunday email about not having any out-of-town trips this week. That’s all it took. By Monday afternoon, I saw that I was going to have to hit the road again — and the sooner the better. We had a mini wedding crisis on our hands.

I won’t go into all the details — I’m too worn out :) Let’s just say we had a snafu with the invitations and were faced with a bit of a time crunch. Someone had to make an emergency run to the nearest Hobby Lobby (no, we don’t have one in our town), and of course, that someone would be me. So by Tuesday morning, the mother of the bride was off to save the day.

Yes, my plans for Monday and Tuesday shifted beneath my feet, but an MOB has to be ready for such seismic activity. The good thing? Hobby Lobby had what we needed, and I even got it on sale. (MOBs happy dance over sale items, by the way :) ) Another good thing? My best friend came along for the ride, and we got in a good catch-up session. She even bought some chocolate for us along the way. I know how to pick friends, huh? :)

Of course, this wasn’t my first emergency run as a mother, and I’m sure it won’t be my last. As long as there’s breath in my body, I’ll be making those kinds of runs. That’s what happens when you love someone.

It makes me think of the One who made an emergency run for all of us. The One who came not only to save the day but our souls as well. Someone had to do it. A sacrifice had to be made.

If you’re like me, you’re always amazed when you think of how Jesus was willing to leave heaven, take on an earthly body, and then allow Himself to be tortured and killed in order to pay for our sins and make a way for us to join Him in heaven. After all, who makes that kind of sacrifice?

Who? I can almost hear Him answer — “Don’t be surprised. That’s what happens when you love someone…”

“‘For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.'” John 3:17

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  1. Bless your sweet heart. The things a mother with do for her child. May God bless you double for your loving sacrifice on your daughter’s behalf.

  2. Will wait to get details. Glad it ended up working out for you.

  3. how long until the wedding??

  4. Sarah, the wedding will be July 17 so it’s less than 3 months now. Hoping to get the invitations to my daughter by May 1st so she can have them in the mail by mid-May. The days are sure flying by… Goodness :)

  5. I’m so glad you were able to make the emergency run! God is good.

  6. My mother is still making “runs” for me; she did so last evening, driving the hour drive here to watch my kids while hubs and me made a road trip! Gotta love you mothers…

    almost forgot… I’m one as well.

    Despite all the “interruptions” to well-laid plans, God always provides a way in the end. Always.

    And sometimes, even saving us a few dollars!


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