Before preparing for our recent beach vacay, I had been praying, “Lord, I want to see Your light, Your goodness.”
It wasn’t that I hadn’t seen His goodness ever, or for a long time, or even for a short period of time. In fact, I had been seeing it daily for a long time, as I had been entrenched for years in deep Bible study, deep truths, and deep personal transformation.
I just wanted to experience His goodness in a lighter way.
So off we went—my husband, Glynn, and I—on our first real vacation in two years.
Exhausted on arrival, we dropped our bags and headed out to dinner at a resort restaurant. Already, I was feeling lighter—dressed in lighter clothes with warm evening sunlight and smiles everywhere.
On this first day at the resort, and most every day thereafter, one thing in particular stood out:
A mature gentleman, who worked as a traffic guard at a certain crossroad.
Each time we passed by him, he seemed to rejoice in The Lord. And, he seemed to do it only when he saw us.
This guard would blow his whistle, look up at the beautiful sky, lift his hands to Heaven, and shout uninhibitedly and melodically in a rich voice, “Bueno! Bueno! Bueno!”
Glynn and I would smile big, wave back to him and shout, “Bueno!”
Answer to Prayer
After a couple of days, Holy Spirit gave me a revelation that this guard was on divine assignment to EXPRESS THE GOODNESS OF GOD to me in a light-filled, profound way.
This was God’s answer to my prayer!
Such a Delight
Each day thereafter, Glynn and I looked more forward to seeing our special guard. We would wave, lift our hands, and rejoice with him even more dramatically as we drove by. All three of us would shout in unison, as loud as we could, “Bueno! Bueno! Bueno!
We loved our special guard God sent to us . . . to help us lighten up and simply rejoice in The Lord without burden or distraction.
When it was time to go, we were sad to leave our new, wise friend.
Of all our memories from our beach vacation, this one (and a few more) remains close to our hearts.
My Prayer for You
Praise be to God on high!
I pray God sends you your own special guard to watch over you, to safeguard you, to rejoice over you and with you, and to remind you of His light to the point of refreshing. Amen.
“The Lord is my revelation-light to guide me along the way;” -Psalm 27:1 TPT
“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” -Psalm 34:8 NIV
“Be cheerful with joyous celebration in every season of life. Let joy overflow, for you are united with the Anointed One!” -Philippians 4:4 TPT