I was all ready to visit my new granddaughter. She was right at two months old, and I was excited, packed, and ready for my wonderful experience. The Sunday before I am leaving, my son calls and suggests that we postpone for a while, and I agreed as we were at the forefront of an unknown experience. The date is March 15, 2020; the former, current condition was commencing. People were dying at the hands of this disease, and we were at the mercy of God.
All three of my children reside in California, and the numbers in California were really high at the time. The kids put the kibosh on my trip to keep me safe. It probably wasn’t the best idea to travel and go into a new one’s presence. I was OK with this.
As time passed, I attempted to make the trip, but it seemed like every time I would think there was a window to slip through, the numbers in California would go up. Trying to act like a grown-up, I did not push it. My head understood, but my heart, let’s just say something else was going on there. This schedule a trip, then cancel a trip, was starting to get on my nerves, but I was OK. OK, until the ZOOM Birthday Party.
The baby is one year old and I still haven’t seen her?! I’m starting to hyperventilate now. “Well, at least I will see her when my youngest graduates college in May,” so I thought. The next thing I know, she is telling me not to make plans for graduation because they would not be having one in the traditional manner, and she did not know what was up. SNAP!!! My last connection to some type of reality is gone. OK, I’m just going to go anyway, and I’m going to go now.
In my quest, I made everyone sick of me. My kids, my bestie, all were done with me, but they also know I was dealing from my “Snap.” God got so sick of me; He guaranteed me safe passage since I was hell-bent to go. My son said that he would not be OK with me coming in the baby’s presence. “Fine,” I retorted, “Just hold her up to the window like they used to do on the maternity ward.” At that point, he was good and sick of me. But then came my saving grace in talking with my youngest. “Dad, there’s nothing open, nothing to do. What we can do is I’ll grab us a couple of In and Out Burgers one evening and come by, and we can watch movies in the motel.” “Finally, someone with some sense,” I thought. But early the following day, during my prayer time, I realized that I did not have to walk through the lion’s den to prove God in my life. I canceled everything. It was the right decision too. How did I know? Well, everybody felt better, including me.
But recently, during Father’s Day week, I was finally able to go. My son picked me up, and straight to my granddaughter, we went. This was the beginning of a wonderful eight days with my babies and their babies, with the youngest serving as the Best Friend, Auntie. It was all worth it. Enduring to the end and not giving up but walking it through. And the most wonderful thing is that I didn’t have to think anything, feel anything, expect or intend anything for the very good that God is to show forth. It was like God orchestrated the whole trip, just for me. But none of this would have taken place if I had not fully engaged in Walking It Through.
– Rev. BobbyThe Reverend Doctor Robert I. Yarbrough is an independent New Thought Minister, trained and steeped in Fillmorian Theology. He is a writer, author, lecturer, workshop/seminar facilitator, and former television host, of “Eating From The Tree Of Life” in Chicago. His extraordinary Bible skills led him in his two-year series on the book of The Revelation, where Rev. Bobby shared the secrets recorded in the most loving book in the Bible with others. His unique presentation style places audiences at ease which is always conducive for them to come away with some spiritual meat that they can immediately apply to their lives. In his newest book, 28 Days A Journey Within, Rev. Bobby establishes the bridge necessary for those ready to break through and move all of their desires into manifest reality. Reverend Bobby is also a board member of the X-Tend-A-Hand Ministry in Chicago. He handles all pastoral care duties and functions as the non-profit expert as he incorporated the ministry and developed the 501 (c) (3) package. Rev. Bobby also fields, initiates and handles all communication between X-Tend-A-Hand and the government agencies that have oversight responsibilities for nonprofit organizations