It does a soul good to focus on the only peace that defies logic, reasoning, or understanding. I have truly felt this peace when everything around me screamed that peace was impossible!
Without a doubt, 2010 has been one of the most distracting years of my life. Any routine fell to the wayside and I moved into a fire fighting mode. Suffice it to say that a few things did slip by me.
I visited Chase last Friday to open up a new business account. The Account Specialist asked me for my drivers license. I wedged it out of the very tight plastic window of my wallet and presented it. She looked at me funny and asked me if I had current ID. I was surprised by that question because, after all, I had just handed her my drivers license. Then she pointed out that it had expired in JANUARY OF 2010! I was seriously stunned. I had to see it with my own eyes and then was left to search for some explanation.
I knew I had never received the renewal letter, which I admit I am in the habit of waiting for. I certainly didn't look at my license because the photo looks like a mugshot. And, not one of the numerous vendors who asked me for ID even noticed that it had expired!
So, since I'm accountable for what I know, I stopped driving until Barry returned from Idaho and could transport me to the DMV. Once at there, they informed me that they do not forward government documents and we had moved. Happily, I only had to take an eye test and get a new mugshot.
I had gone almost a full year without a valid license! This was just one more affirmation that God was in the midst of my distraction.