We were in Baton Rouge. This place has some of the longest lasting red lights I have ever seen. People would turn their cars off while sitting there. This left us (two van loads of students on Spring Break) with plenty of spare time...to do nothing.
So, as I was looking out the window at one of the many, never-ending stop lights, I saw this woman in her car reading a book. And, as I took a closer look at the book, I realized it was a New Age type of self-help book. At this point, I always have ideas that can get me in trouble if anything goes wrong. And this time did not fail to produce such an idea as this. I rolled down my window and looked at this woman reading this book that I deemed unworthy of having her eyes laid upon it, and I took aim.
With what? A Psalm 91 book. Praise God the window was down just enough for me to get this book in. As it went sailing in to her car, it smacked the self-help book straight out of her hands, and then disappeared to the floorboard of her car. Which from the looks of it, she would never find it, ever again. As the old book went flying, the Psalm 91 book landed square in her lap. It had literally replaced what she was reading! The look of rage and anger took over her face as she dropped her head to see what had hit her. And I went “Aw snap.”
Thankfully it didn’t last long. Her face quickly turned in to excitement and joy as she started screaming, “I have been looking for this book! I can’t believe it! I wanted this book!!” Her response was loud enough several other cars of people turned and look at her. Just then the light turned green and we were off. I vaguely remember seeing tears coming to her eyes as she opened that book and started to read it as the cars were passing her by. Everyone in our van was turned around in their seats to see this random scene unfold. They witnessed with their own eyes how this woman had a God encounter right in the middle of the highway and no one could quit talking about it. The suburban following us saw this, as well, and passed the lady right up as she just sat in her car not being able to take her eyes off the book that had miraculously flown into her hands.