Friday, May 30, 2008

We've arrived

After over a thousand miles and two days of driving we arrived at Cape Canaveral Beach right around sundown. I got some video footage of the faces of my children when they first saw the beach.

There are some interesting stories from the journey, like when we stopped at a rest area and a nice old man who wasn't too much taller than my 10 year old asked if I was ready to meet Jesus. Even though it was the middle of the night and I had many sleeping children waiting to get to our hotel room around 2 a.m., I talked to this Jesus-loving maintenance man who had just put on his latex gloves to do some restroom cleaning.
As he talked he brought up the theme of our Physics verses, Psalm 19:1 & Romans 1:20. He also shared his sorrow over his son, who isn't walking with the Lord. I encouraged him to continue to pray with confidence, since God uses our prayers as a means to accomplish his purposes. If God, the Holy Spirit, prompts up to pray for someone's salvation, we have much reason to expect that He will use that to glorify Himself in the redemption of that soul.

One person we didn't meet during our travels was the front desk clerk of the hotel my wife had made Priceline reservations for. There was a bell to ring for after hours service, but the hours on the door said the office closed at 8p.m., and no one answered. After much effort we went across the street to the Country Inn. It was quite a relief when we finally got to lay down after 3 a.m. My wife tells me that our one-year old continued 'talking' for quite some time, but I was unaware of anything until around 9 a.m. when I went down to enjoy the waffle and continental breakfast. I discovered that Country Inn & Suites have a relationship with Reading Rainbow so that young people can take a book and return it to some other Country Inn & Suites. I noticed there is one of these hotels less than a mile from where we are staying in Florida.


Tisha said...

I am so glad you guys made it safe and sound!!!! Can't wait to hear all about the vacation. :)

Margie said...

So glad to hear that you all made it safely...and what stories you already have!
Oh, check out my facebook photos...I added some new ones.
We look forward to reading all about your continued you all! :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like some churious events to say the least. We missed you today at graduation. I hope you're having a blast :)

Mr. Bird said...

Matt, that is funny: "blast", as in Blast off!