Today was a pretty eventful day for me.Â This morning I was asked to help with some of the gardening at the Village.Â I like to garden and so I agreed to help.Â My job in the garden was to cut the grass around some of the plants with shears.Â I was working with this older women.Â I told her that my group andÂ I were going on a weekend trip to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.Â She was talking about some of the things I need to see and visit while I was there.Â It was an interesting conversation.Â Â Apparently ourÂ conversationÂ wasÂ too interesting because I totally lost focus of what I was doing.Â I by accidentally cut the tip of my finger.Â I didn’t realize how bad it was until I was in the gift shop dripping blood all over the floor.Â Janelle, my boss, assisted me to the bathroom in an attempt to stop the blood.Â As soon asÂ we looked atÂ the cut weÂ both knew that it was pretty deep.Â
I am one of those people who gets extremely grossed out when it comes to blood.Â I can’t stand the site of blood even my own.Â After seeingÂ my cut I instantly felt sick and dizzy.Â Janelle sat me down and told me that I needed to get stitches.Â The word “stitches” sent a quiver down my spine.Â I had gotten stitches before and it wasn’t the best experience.Â
I didn’t want to dealÂ with stitches.Â I also didn’t want to wait around in the hospital.Â Thankfully the local hospitalÂ was literally 1 min away.Â Dave went with me to the hospital.Â Which was a good thing becauseÂ I knew that he was going to school to be a doctor.Â I was in good hands.Â We were both impressed how fast it took to stitch me up and send me out the door.Â Thank God my hospital visit went smoothly
I trusted God the whole time.Â I knew that he would protect me and keep me safe.Â WhileÂ we were in the hospitalÂ I kept thinking of Proverbs 3:5-6 .Â “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understandings; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.”Â God uses little things in life to really make you think and put your trust in him.Â
TheÂ great thing about today was that I got to call my parents and tell them what happened.Â It was great to hear their voices.Â God also knew I really needed that as well.Â I am just realizing how many times a day God teaches me something.Â Its cool to know that he plans things like this to teach me and to strengthen me.