Divine Convergence

Twelve years ago the Lord “nudged” me to reach out to a specific person who lives in Canada for advice.   I didn’t.  He has a pretty prominent reputation, so I didn’t want to bother him.

Five years ago, the Lord “nudged” me again when someone provided his cell phone number to me.  I immediately called him right?  Wrong.  I indexed it.   

Three months ago, while on my motorcycle trip, I ducked into a Starbucks to find some shelter from the rain.  As I walked into the coffee house, a man said to me, “Would you like to use the bathroom?”  “Excuse me?” I responded.  It was only then did I realize that there was a line of people waiting to use the commode. 

“Do you need to use the bathroom?” he again asked.  He obviously is a motorcyclist and sympathetic to a cross-country traveler. 

It was THEN that I recognized the person who was speaking to me.  It was the same person who the Lord had “nudged” me to reach out to . . . twelve years earlier.

God had my attention.

Our brief three-minute interchange on July 23, in Revelstoke, British Columbia, catalyzed a Facetime conversation:  TODAY. 

Prior to our conversation, I had always assumed that I was to talk to this person in order to gain advice on something I have long pondered.  I have a sneaking suspicion that God ALSO wanted me to talk to him, for him.  This twelve year nudge was not just for me; it also involved what God is wanting to do in this person’s life.  And our long-distant conversation may be the very thing that God uses to shape us both.

Take away: “Divine Convergence” is a faith reinforcing experience.  Respond to the “nudge.”

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