Saturday, July 21, 2012

Divine Appointment

Those of us who are believers in Christ know that things don't happen by chance.  Dumb luck.  Coincidence.  No, we know that God has a plan for all of us.

Romans 8:28 is thrown around alot in the Christian circles as to "why" things happen.  I think this verse almost gets used too much.  But still, it was the first one that popped into my head after what happened today.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
I met a woman today that there is no reason in the world I should have met.  Indulge me to back up 1 year to explain why...

When I realized that we really were going to be moving here, I did what any normal woman would do-I started decorating our new house.  Yes, the house I had never seen & didn't know the logistics of at all.  I knew I wanted to change the boys' decor & picked "camping/outdoors" as their new theme.  I found the bedding I wanted (which was, of course, no longer made), but knew I "had" to have it.  And, once again, I did what any normal woman on a tight budget does, I turned to craigslist.   But not just to TN craigslist, the WHOLE U.S.  I stalked every major city I had the time for typing in "woolrich" trying to find this particular bedding (which was going for a killing on ebay).  I can remember calling Alaska one night only to find out that she had already sold it.  Like I said, I "had" to have this bedding.

See!  Isn't it super cute?!?  I eventually found 3 sets total (thanks again Nicolle & Ashley!)

Where did I finally find that first set?  SEATTLE, of course.  So I e-mailed Nicolle (an almost perfect stranger at this point) to see if she could pick it up.  She went to the lady's house, got it & saved that bedding for us in her basement until we moved & got a place to actually use it.

Fast forward to today.  Our fam loaded up in the minivan to go to a park today for play time & a picnic lunch.  On the way I asked if we could stop at some yard sales.  We turned down a few random streets on our way to the park.  At one random sale, I saw a little bag (marked "free") with the print from the boys' bedding on it.  I asked the lady if I could have it because it matched the bedding in my boys' bedroom.  After a couple of minutes, she said "Were you the one that bought that bedding?"  I thought she was asking if I had been to the sale earlier in the day.  But, you guessed it, she was the same lady that Nicolle had bought my bedding from 1 year ago.  IS THAT NOT CRAZY?!?  Of all the yard sales in all of Seattle, I wandered onto hers.  And she's not just some random lady either.  Oh no.  She's been a PASTOR'S WIFE for over 15 years!!  If that isn't a divine appointment I don't know what is.

So don't let Satan trick you into thinking that you "just happened" to run into that that old friend you were praying for or it was "by chance" when that check for $400 came in the mail after you got a bill for $400 earlier in the week (which also happened to us this week!!!!!!)  God is in the details of your life.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! By th way, we studied Romans 8:28 in SS today & when I opened my iPad, it was already on that verse. So, its not even lunch & this is the 3rd time getting this verse!! Miss you!! Lisa Reasons)