It seems like a lifetime since I read The Prayer of Jabez. It was within those pages that I came to know and understand the impact that Divine Appointments can have on our lives. Today, as I sat in the waiting room of the hospital I found myself in the midst of pastoral care palooza and offering prayer to weary stranger in my midst. I knew that I was in good space when conversations became prayer requests and those became stories. I witnessed with my own eyes mourning turned into dancing.
I went to the waiting room while My Love’s caregivers performed various tests, yet while I waited which is the hardest thing for me to do, I met some of the strongest and most courageous souls I have ever had the chance to know. Little did I know that each conversation was the expansion of the borders of my soul’s journey in a effort to ease their pain, I found my own sense of healing.
In a hospital, I would expect miracles to occur in the treatment areas and within the extension of compassionate and sacred care, I never expected to find such in the waiting area. Today and forever the place and space of waiting shall always be a space of hope in the activity of Spirit. The One who never slumbers nor sleeps walks with me as my very present help.
So, I encourage you to not only be aware of the constant opportunities we have to engage the stranger at the gate, but also make room for the stranger within to know peace, grace and mercy in the presence of others. My prayer for you is that you may hurry up and wait and therein may you encounter a love that won’t let you go, a joy that will not let you stand still and a sense of peace that changes you forever.
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