The Karma We Don't Have To Work For
I grabbed my wallet and went to plug my laptop in; low and behold, I couldn't find that little black briefcase!!!
"Lord please tell me this is not happening"
I said under my breath as I started to breathe faster.
I started to look everywhere.
I called the hotel lobby; thinking maybe I left it at check-in. Wasn't there. I panicked.
I was overcome by the gut-wrenching drop in my spirit. I left it in the cab and now I had NO idea how to get my computer back or how to locate this driver, after all there was a million cabs!
So, I did what I could do at this point. I called the shuttle service and reported it. Then I called the airport. They even had me call the police (um, is that ok since its not an emergency? I thought.)
Plus it was late and my weekend gig started bright and early. I needed the rest.
And so, with a surrendered heart and literally feeling helpless but choosing to remain somewhat hopeful; I would go to bed praying I would wake up from this bad dream to a found computer!
So the good news is; Even bad guys have a chance! (Which is not good news for the guy who stole your computer to YOU -- BUT to that guy, it is totally good news!
While I will never know if the Guy had a moment of "I think I should return this for good karma" thoughts, I DID get it back. The airport called me the next day as they randomly "found" it in another terminal in the middle of a major airport 12+ hours later. Preeeeetty sure it was a miracle and not just a case of 'good karma' . . . even my karma believing colleague thought it was pretty miraculous and started to ask questions about my God!!
it is because it also says "they will know us by our love"(John13:35) and I believe the BEST way to show someone the power and the God we believe in is real is because He first loved us, and THAT IS why we love. We get to live forever because we believe he came to set us free and that's it.
There's nothing we can do to earn this; just receive it. And know ultimately when we believe; whether or not we're GOOD enough... we will get the best in return!!