Thursday, October 22, 2015

Another God Moment

     I only left the house once yesterday.  I took my granddaughter to get an ice cream cone at Dairy Queen.  We were sitting outside at one of their tables eating the ice cream when a lady asked me if I could help her.  She said she had dropped her pen down beside her seat and she could not get it out.  She said she needed someone with small hands to reach it.  When I looked at my granddaughter's ice cream covered hands, I asked her to let me have a look.  It was a tight spot and when I reached for the pen I pushed it under the seat.  I pushed the seat back and looked under the seat but could not see the pen so I pushed the seat all the way forward and looked for it from the back.  There was no sign of the pen.  I laughed and told her I did not think God wanted her to have that pen.  I was looking under the back of the seat at the time but she did not say a word.  When I looked back up at her, she was crying. 
     I offered to try to find her another pen and then she asked me why I had said what I had said about God.  I told her I had meant it as a joke and I was sorry if I offended her.  She sat down in her car and through tears she told me she had been married for 22 years but she and her husband had not communicated for the last 10 years.  She was roughly 100 miles from home and was headed to see some of her family and she said she had no intention of going back home.  While she was driving, she felt compelled to stop and try to put her thoughts down on paper to send to her husband.  Then the pen literally disappeared and I told her God did not want her to have the pen.  She said she felt I may be right. 
     I asked her if I could pray with her and I said a rather brief prayer asking God to guide her down the right path.  When I finished, she told me she knew she had to go back home.  She felt it was truly what God wanted her to do and she said she was confident her husband would listen to her since she was now sure she had God's help.  With that, she hugged me, kissed me on the cheek, and thanked me for helping her set her path.  She waved and smiled as she drove away.
     Isn't it amazing what a brief outing can yield if you but invoke God's name.  And to top it all off, my granddaughter said the ice cream was delicious.  God is good, all the time.

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