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Sometimes God Shows Up in the Most Unusual Places

Two weeks ago while walking along the Duke Wall on the east campus, I was convinced I saw the face of God. It came in the form of an unidentified woman. As I was walking in the opposite direction of her, our eyes met. I said "Good morning." She looked at me and said "God bless you." Those three words impacted my spirit in a way I can't really describe in this blog but those three words drove me to tears as I continued to exercise. At that moment, I believed God was speaking directly to my spirit and answering some of my questions and concerns about this leg of my journey.

As we passed each other a second time, I made it a point to thank her for her blessing and told her how much I needed to receive it. She then took a moment to remind me that God knew what I was going through and as long as I trusted in him and kept the faith, everything would be OK. From that moment on, I felt a burden had been lifted.

I saw that same woman again this morning at the Duke Wall. This time I learned her name was "Phyllis." From a distance we recognized each other and, upon approaching each other, we exchanged greetings and hugs. I told her how much she had blessed my life in that one small encounter. She reminded me to keep the faith. Ironically, the next song that played on my mp3 player was "Lovely Day" by Bill Withers.

Sometimes God shows up in the most unusual places but wherever He does, be prepared to receive Him or you will MISS your blessing.

Comments

Debbie Gruber said…
Wow, what an amazing experience! Sometimes unexpected things happen just when we need them the most.
Anonymous said…
Thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer as you sort through the changes God has in store for you.
Pat L

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