So, I got to spend some time with a new friend. At least, he is now. Our church cooperates with another much bigger church in our area on a few projects. We do some stuff in Mexico together and some other major cities. We partner because of proximity and familiarity, plus I am a friend of their missions pastor.
I saw a training workshop in Atlanta that I wanted to attend, but the missions pastor couldn’t go; so he sent his associate, whom I did not know. But, soon I did as we spent nearly three days on our trek there and back. He was great and I look forward to a continued friendship. He told me a story that reminded me of Jeremiah 33:3, which says, “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”
He related how on his honeymoon he received news that his new bride’s father had just passed away. Yes, just 72 hours after his wedding he had to tell his wife that kind of news. And so, they journeyed from the tropical paradise back stateside to the Kansas City airport. And typical because of delays, he found himself running through the airport only to arrive at the gate with the door already closed.
He calmly explained the situation, and was told, “Sorry.” He again explained the situation, and again they said, “Sorry.” Finally, he crawled up on top of the counter and said, “I am either getting on that plane or you are sending me to jail.” They opened the door.
This was pre-911 so I am not sure I would I recommend it today, but what a perfect example of such desperation that he threw caution and consequence to the wind. I wonder how desperate you are for God?
“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®)
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