As a Christian, we have to remind ourselves on a regular basis, of things like,...
my schedule is not my own. So often we forget this. Like when we were in New York City this past weekend. Alan and I were going to a church service which required our taking the subway. When asking for directions a man came over to help us. He quite earnestly gave us the best directions he knew. He even followed us down into the subway to look at the map making sure we understood the connections.
Alan had brought two of our books with us. One for the pastor at the church we would be attending but who was the other one for, I wondered? When I mentioned giving the extra book to the man that had helped us, Alan agreed. We sought him out at the station. When approaching him we introduced ourselves, told him we were pastors and that we would like to give him one of our books for his kindness. Upon taking it, he told us about himself. His name was Jay, he was 31 and he had just gotten a new job where he’d learned how it felt needing directions. His job was in sales and he had to deliver his products.
Being from Brooklyn all his life, he had trouble finding his way much beyond the New York City area that he was now servicing. He had just bought a GPS to use in his car. Alan boldly asked if we could pray for him. Jay responded affirmatively. Then Alan asked, ”what do you want Jay?” Jay said to do well in his new job and a good wife. So we began praying these things for Jay then and there. I could hear people walking past us and was aware that something very atypical was happening in the New York City subway. When we finished praying, we realized that something supernatural had also just happened. Something indeed was different about Jay. He was radiant. Glowing. All smiles. He was encouraged. And so were we.
Our schedule had been hijacked... by God no less. Even though we realized there had been a quicker way to get to our church service and we would now be late, this was definitely on God’s radar. It was a divine appointment. God loved Jay very much and He was going to do some things in his life. Jay was never going to be the same. It feels so good knowing you are in accord with God’s plan. I have thought and prayed for Jay a great deal since being home and we expect to hear from him again... either here or in the here after!