She sat next to me on the plane. She sat at the window, and me, in the dreaded middle seat (I always have a hard time figuring out the arm rest when I sit in the middle.) 🙂
Although we were politely keeping to ourselves at first—We bonded instantly as we both laughed at the guy on my other side. He was snoring so loudly that our seats were vibrating before the plane even took off, poor guy.
That’s all it took.
She began to share her story. He cheated, lied and betrayed her. Now, here she was . . . starting over. I could see in her eyes that she still could not believe that what once was an African Safari honeymoon, has now turned into a move across the country to start all over again.
For a moment, her lips were moving and I was literally talking to God while she was talking and didn’t hear several seconds of what she had just said. I felt so strongly God had put us together. He knows everything of mine and with calculated intention intercepted our lives.
This makes me feel more challenged than ever to speak words of life into others.
It’s so easy to exchange a few pleasantries with someone near you. Might I dare to see someone near as an opportunity? Might I dare to be a woman that would not only allow kindness to come from my mouth but Truth to be shared?
I love this ‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.’ Joshua 1:9 (NIV)