Around Every Bend

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.   Let all that you do be done in love.” I Cor. 16:13-14

God never ceases to amaze me with how that he orchestrates everything.  A little while ago I was so tired.  I had just sent Clint on a work trip and found myself running late for “greeter service” at church.  As I got in my car I realized that my “half-glass-full” mentality cause me to stall on the road if I didn’t face the reality that my only option was to stop at the gas station.  I pulled in and noticed that the pump wasn’t working and went inside.  Simply, I smiled.  From that came the rest of the story.  The man behind the counter was from Egypt and he stopped in his tracks, “See that smile….” He went on to tell me how that when people smile anyone is willing to help them and commiserated how that he didn’t understand why people would come in mad at him when he had done nothing to them.  I shared, “God has changed my heart!”  He said, “Oh, that’s where it is! That’s good!”  He told me he was a Christian, but I wondered if He knew of a relationship or only religion or heritage – only God knew His heart, but I didn’t want to leave him not giving Him more to chew on in that regard.  I challenged him that “if he would like to read something in the Bible”….Before I could get it out he was scrambling for a piece of paper excitedly telling me that he would read it that day! He motioned for me to scribble on what looked like his directions for running the store, “John – the story of Jesus’life (I described this part to him); and I John.”  I wonder how quickly that moment could have just as easily been missed.   It was precious.  Can’t wait to go back and visit him.