Anyway, the first thing we had to do when we arrived at the airport was check in with our baggage and get our boarding passes. When I put the suitcase that we were planning to check up on the scale, it was about one pound over the limit of 40 pounds. The attendant said I would need to remove at least a pound from the bag before they could check it onto the plane. So I opened it up and tried to determine what I could remove that would weigh about a pound that I could carry with me in my carry-on bag.
My first thought was that perhaps I should remove the package of frozen blueberries that my daughter-in-law had given me from their own blueberry bushes, but I wasn't sure if they would allow me to take them with me as a carry-on. While my husband took the package of blueberries to ask the TSA officer for permission, my eyes were directed to my Bible in the suitcase and I took it out and placed it on the scale. It was exactly the weight that needed to be removed from the bag to make it the legal limit. When my husband came back I told him we'd just put the blueberries back in and I would carry my Bible with me instead.
Our flight was delayed for a little while, so we had time to sit and catch our breath before we had to board the plane. While we were waiting, I decided to open my Bible that was now in my carry-on bag instead of on the plane and read the devotional readings for today. The reading for today was entitled "Acknowledging the Miracle", and the selected scripture readings were from John 4:43-54 and Psalm 30.
As I started to read the scriptures I was overwhelmed with the message of hope and comfort that God had waiting for me there. Let me see if you can understand what I mean.