Yesterday was good but difficult. I awoke with a migraine which remained throughout the day. My husband Ken, had a physical therapy appointment in the next town so complete with dark sunglasses I went. During these times, the vibration of my own voice is challenging, so I usually keep to myself. No talking. I had determined to be with Ken until he was called back for his appointment, then off I’d go to sit in a quiet car.
I sat with Ken until his name was called, and realized the waiting room was practically empty, and really pretty comfortable, so I stayed. Before Ken’s appointment was over, a friendly, talkative gentleman sat down near me. He began sharing that he served two tours of duty in Vietnam (bless him), and he had oversight of a team that did nothing but court marshals. After his tours of duty he married the love of his life, and taught at San Jose University.
It was a pleasure meeting this man, and I am so thankful I remained even though my intention was to leave. I’m still not sure why this encounter lifted my spirit, but God knows. Have you had times when you stayed, or did something, went somewhere because you felt compelled and it turned out well?
There are so many things that happen in the course of a day, that seek our attention. The challenge is recognizing these seemingly small, to great occurrences. I just want to encourage you to be alert today to the things that seem commonplace, and see what may come of them if you don’t prejudge them to be inconsequential. How could anything be of no consequence when we serve such a great God?:
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV).