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About the Writer:
Sandra Snider
Sandra Snider

Sandra has been a Christian for 27 years, holds a journalism degree and writes regularly for her church web site/women's ministry in Minnesota.

Sandra's writings have appeared in magazines, newspapers and books.  Although she has written much in the secular world, she now focuses exclusively on writing about the Lord Jesus Christ, His Kingdom and His truths. 

Phil. 2:10-11 contains the truth that forms the bedrock of her life and while her heart to is exalt God in all she does and share the love of Jesus to all her audiences, Sandra hopes that her writings will carry on through the legacy of her daughter. " What greater gift could I possibly leave her?"



A Pathway No One Knew Was There

By Sandra Snider

God has a solution to every problem.

Scene: Northwest airline group check-in ticket counter. Our daughter is leaving for Spain for a semester of study. Problem: At the very inconvenient last minute, two bulky 35 mm cameras have to be packed for a photography class to be taken abroad. Internal conversation with God: “How is this going to happen?” All the students already have bulging backpacks and carry-ons and stuffed suitcases at or near the 50-pound limit. God’s response: “You don’t need to know. I have a hidden pathway no one knows is there.”

Scenario pans out: The cameras get delivered to curbside and after some brief cell phone communication, my husband runs out to retrieve the unwelcome items from the college professor. He hurries back to the check-in area, dangling two beefy 35mm cameras from his arms and with a look on his face that asks, “Ok, we have the cameras. Now what?” My daughter rearranges some items in her backpack and shoves one of the cameras down and in. More internal conversation with God: “OK, Lord. Now what? We still have another camera to pack.”

Scenario pans out further: A late-arriving student falls in line right behind our daughter. A few seconds later I hear daughter ask, “Do you happen to have any room in your carry-on for this camera?” God reveals the pathway no one knew was there: “Yeah, I got room!” she says with a smile. She willingly takes the cumbersome camera, unzips her bag, plops it in and zips it back up. No problem.”Your way was in the sea, your path in the great waters, and your footsteps were not known.” (Psalm 77:19)  




Copyright November 2007 – Sandra Snider. All rights reserved.

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