God can delay events for your sake!
It was my first time to visit New York City and this was my final day in a hotel near Columbia University, upper Manhattan. The departure time for my flight from JFK Airport to Brussels was 6:15 pm. I booked a taxi to pick me up from the hotel at 5:00pm, completely unaware of the traffic jam challenges along the route to the Airport. The jam was so bad that by departure time of my flight I was only halfway to the airport. I could see the taxi speedometer going at an almost constant 5kmh!
We were moving at 5km per hour!
I panicked because no arrangements had been made for me to spend another night in New York. Furthermore, if I missed this flight I would find problems connecting from Europe back to my home country. I had no option but call upon God. Like Hannah, I prayed as if I had lost my mind. I repeatedly called upon the names of our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. I believe the cab driver may have thought I had gone insane. It took us almost another one hour to reach the Airport. I rushed to the departure Gate and I was shocked to see not even one passenger at the check-in counters. They had all gone. Then something happened. When I told the two Gate attendants my carrier and flight number, one quickly grabbed my ticket while another checked-in my luggage. I was quickly whisked through the covered walkway into the aircraft. I was the very last to board the aircraft, one hour after the scheduled departure time. As soon as I sat and fastened by seat-belt I heard the pilot announcing: “Ladies and gentlemen we apologize for the delay. The technical error has been fixed and now we are ready to take off’ I believe this was an act of God and I praised him all the way home. God can actually delay events for your sake.