04 Oct "Did you call the number….?"
Imagine the panic I felt realizing that my debit card was lost. I had made a purchase the night before and was sure I had placed the card back into my wallet. After searching my wallet, emptying my purse onto the bed and finding all sorts of “stuff”, but not my debit card, I raced around the house with lightning speed. Well… it felt like lightning speed to me.
Everything was in a blur. I don’t like to lose anything and this was an important item. Checking the clothes hamper, the pockets of the pants I wore the previous day, the desk, the dining room table, the floor, even checking places where I knew the card could never be, like inside a book, I finally took a deep breath and called my dear sweet husband at work.
“Alan, I can’t find my debit card anywhere. What will I do? Should I call and cancel the card? Do you remember where I left it? Do you know where it is?” I spoke so fast that he couldn’t get a word into the conversation.
Finally, after my fast, worried talking, I paused. Very calmly and quietly, Alan was able to speak to me.
“Dear, did you call the number on the back of the card? Wherever the card is, it will beep.” I was amazed at his calm in this situation.
In my state of panic, I did not realize that his question made no sense at all.
“Oh, can you really do that? I didn’t know about that.” I answered and was really impressed. For just a moment, a brief moment, I thought “Wow, that chip thing in the card is really cool. It does a lot.”
Then, with a flash of clarity, I realized Alan was kidding me and trying to make me laugh.
He began to chuckle and then, I began to laugh, too. Silly me. How could I call a number on the back of a card that I didn’t have? The card was still lost.
This is what happens when fear and panic set in and take over my thoughts. There was no need for panic. All I needed to do was stop and pray. Guess what? I found the debit card in the washing machine in the pocket of the pants I had worn the previous day. The card was washed and yes, it still works. Good thing it did not get placed in the dryer.
Whenever you are having a moment of worry, stop and pray. God is listening and sometimes, God even sends you giggles to help you become calm again.
I thank God for my silly husband. And…. yes, sometimes, I am just that gullible that I would believe I could call the number on the back of my debit card and it would beep.
Have a blessed week,