A few days ago it was the anniversary of my purchasing a white Peugeot 205 Cabriolet Junior, that God had led me to in 2000. He gave me a scripture to go with that car – Psalm 42:8 “By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life”.
My mother had died on 11 September 1999 and I had inherited a sum of money. In March of 2000 had visited a friend in the hope that I might be able to employ her husband to landscape my garden. When I went to visit them her husband was looking at a copy of Autotrader and the thought came to me that I might be able to buy a Peugeot 205 CJ. We had previously purchased a brand new one in 1993 when I was married, but I had had to sell it after I moved to Lincolnshire when my husband left me in 1994. Interestingly, that car (a metallic blue one) had last been seen by me in Boston (where the telephone exchange code was 01205).
So, I had a look in the Autotrader and there were three white Peugeot 205 CJ cars, all the same price. I discounted one because it was older that the other two and then another friend told me that of the two that were left, the one in the Rotherham area was the nearest to us in Lincoln.
My ex-husband was working in Rotherham, so I asked him if he would set up an appointment for us to have a look at the car at his convenience. This he duly did and I met him at a Morrisons car park and followed him through the back ways to the house in Wath upon Dearne where the current owner lived. I decided to have the car and later that evening a friend from church came to visit me (on this occasion with his guitar). The registration plate of the car was J428AYD. I had become accustomed to finding scriptures to go with things like houses and cars and on searching my bible I found Psalm 42:8 “By day the LORD directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life”. This scripture describes what happened on 5 April 2000. God sent my ex-husband to direct me through the back roads to find the place where the car was (“by day the LORD directs his love”) and in the evening my friend visited with his guitar (“at night his song is with me”).
My ex-husband was unable to come back with me a few days later to collect the car, but I felt that I should ask a friend, Angela, to take me. She was a bit reticent as she hadn’t really driven outside of Lincoln, but I felt the reason God had asked me to ask her was because He wanted her to face her fear. She did duly do so and was able to visit a friend who lived in the area that she had not seen for a while. So we picked up the car on 8 April 2000 and the amazing thing was that the mileometer reading was 81460.
81 was the year my mother gave me my first softtop car (a brand new Triumph Spitfire) and 460 was the registration number of my second softtop car (a brand new Peugeot 205 CJ). God is truly amazing and when I am “going through stuff”, I remember things like how He led me to the car in Wath upon Dearne. A few weeks later I was invited to a wedding in Wath upon Dearne (a place I had never heard of before, but of course I now knew where it was because God had led my ex-husband to lead me there!!)