Is your guard up?

By Bro. Michael Tidwell

      It had been a wonderful trip to Venezuela.  God had given us some great services but now it was time to go home.  I  arrived at the airport and the electricity went out.  The brother who had driven me to the airport, smiled and said “Perhap’s you can now stay with us longer.” I was ready to get home to see my family.  I began to silently pray.  Finally the electricity came back on and I was able to get through security and board the plane.  My first layover was Columbia.  It was going to be about a 4 hour layover.  I was very tired but determined not to go to sleep.  I didn’t want to miss my flight.  Finally I boarded the plane to my next layover, which was Miami.  This layover was overnight.  My flight would leave about 6:00 in the morning.  I found  a nice place to rest but all night I kept waking up so afraid I was going to miss my flight.  Finally, it was time for me to leave for my final layover, which was Atlanta.  There I only had about a one hour layover.  I got there and settled down and started reading.  In a few more hours I would get to see Crista and the kid’s.  All of a sudden I jerked and realized I had fallen asleep.   I looked at my watch . It was five minutes past my flight departure. In a confused state, thinking  that I was still in Venezuela and the people around me didn’t speak English, I ran to the front desk trying to explain to her with hand motions that I had missed my flight. She looked at me like I was not all there.  I soon realized that she spoke English.   The attendant  informed me that they had called my name and the flight just left.   Fortunately, the airline was kind enough to book another flight for me.

      Guarding the little things of our life is equally as important as guarding the big things.  For usually the big things started out as little things.    

Michael and his wife Crista,  are blessed to have three beautiful  children (Noah, Gracie, Luke).  They  live in the middle TN area and  attend Eagle Christian church.   He counts  it a honor to be involved with Eagle’s View, BYC  and serving as a evangelist.   They  enjoy being outdoors, traveling and above all serving the Lord.


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