A visiting minister delivered the morning message. It was a good sermon, but, in all honesty, I had hoped for a more personal word from God. I needed something special.
As the congregation scattered, I retreated to the foyer, waiting for my daughter to join me. While leafing through some brochures, the visiting minister appeared and walked straight toward me.
Although I knew who he was, I had never personally met him. However, before I could even offer a hello, he took my hand and told me that God had sent him to our church to give me a personal word. It was a moment I'll never forget.
With kindness in his voice, he told me that God loved me, that I was special in God’s eyes, that God knew where I was, and that he would lead me in the coming days. Understand, this minister had no idea what I was facing. But my Heavenly Father knew, and he knew that I had come to church, seeking a personal word from him.
Isn't it comforting to know that, even in our darkest hours, when we're too feeble to reach for God, he knows the roads we travel, and he uses his chosen vessels to reach for us. ♦
“Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: But he knoweth the way that I take.” Job 23: 8-10