Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Strange and Beautiful Story

I had a meeting with my boss this morning.  We met at a café, and in the course of our meeting a woman shyly came up to our table and addressed me:

"I'm sorry for interrupting, but I have to tell you something.  Every day I come here with a newspaper, and while I'm doing the crossword puzzle I pray for the people in the café.  I feel like I'm supposed to tell you this: You have a very sensitive spirit and you shouldn't think of that as a bad thing.  You should use it to share with others; God has given you a gift of sensitivity and you need to embrace it.  I also feel like I'm supposed to share 1 Peter 4:10-12 with you."

She turned bright red and said, "You probably think I'm crazy and didn't take my meds this morning."

I looked at her with admiration.  "No, I think you're a beautifully brave woman to come up to a complete stranger and share from your heart.  Thank you so much for having the courage to do that. I appreciate what you said."

I'm not sure what to make of it except to do what Mary did in Luke 2:19 - "But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart."

I share this with you for two reasons:
  1. Encouragement often comes from the unlikeliest of sources.  Be open to the surprise!
  2. If God puts it upon your heart to share something, be brave enough to do it.  You never know what fruit it may produce.

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

Agh!!!!! I LOVE seeing prophecy happen. I want that gift SO badly!!!!! Beautiful!