It was a Saturday afternoon, and I was pleasantly surprised when our friends dropped in. We made an impromptu decision to go to a close by restaurant. It was 1:30, our driver Srinivas was having his lunch. Not wanting to interrupt our driver’s lunch we hopped into our friend’s vehicle as we headed for lunch. However, we instructed Srinivas to pick us up from the restaurant.
The usually reliable Srinivas was not to be seen and on top of it he was not picking the phone. On reaching home, we saw Srinivas fast asleep on the porch.
We had the right to be harsh with him even though he apologized profusely. But then we overlooked this incident saying “its fine Srinivas don’t worry”
We went about our routines and Nazarene went upstairs and to her shock she found we left the balcony door open. Now things fell into place. Locks could not protect our house, which had been burgled twice over the last two years. “Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain”.
It took some time and then we realized Srinivas reneging on his duty to pick us up and sleep on the porch was perhaps a protection plan of God. We felt good for not being harsh on Srinivas.
Later in the evening, I narrated this lapse on our part to Srinivas and how grateful we are to God for His Protection. I asked him how he felt when he saw us walk home. He said he felt very bad and guilty.
Then I asked him how does he feel after I had narrated about this part and his role in protecting our house. He said that definitely he has seen God’s protection and care and he feels better now and resolved to do his duty even better.
26th November 2022