As a pastor, I hear the hard stories of how life changed in one moment.
We view the horrible things that occur in one moment around the world through media. It’s difficult to escape the darkness that occurs in one moment. Yet, I was reminded yesterday, that in the simple moments, the moments less talked about, we can experience something good with God and one another.
My friend, a pastor, and I were in conversation on a sidewalk adjacent to a busy street. A woman recognized us as she drove by and stopped to say hello, apologizing for interrupting us. Her apologies were unnecessary; it was nothing less than a divine encounter for each of us.
She told us about her struggle with health. So. We prayed for her healing with simple words of faith on a sidewalk by a busy street. It was not a planned production but a moment in time with one another and God. I can only describe it as holy love.
The best medicine for anyone and everyone is to share a moment together with God.
It was a lesson to learn. Again.
In one moment we can love one another, have faith for one another, and encounter God with one another.
PS I encourage you to take the Word with you . . . to prepare you for one moment . . . anticipating what God will do:
Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us (I John 4:11-12, NLT).
View from my JOYs:
Miss Ellie and I had a conversation yesterday morning as she prepared to leave our home and go to her new home in Brookings.
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)