It’s A God Thing

Last summer, I realized that Susan had been on my mind for days.  Normally we spoke by phone every month or so, but we hadn’t for several months.  I emailed just to let her know that I was thinking about her, and that she and her family were in our prayers.

She replied, telling me about the crisis that had erupted in her life, and she praised God for “letting me know” by putting her into my thoughts.  “It’s a God thing,” she said.

Just this summer, I noted that I was thinking a lot about Kris.  Again, I emailed, and again, got a reply.  “Just yesterday I way lying in the hammock outside, thinking of how much I miss you and David, your friendship and talks.” There was no crisis, but she admitted to a sense of loss. “It’s a God thing,” she said, “how you felt that, and emailed me!”

On Sunday, I had my own crisis. I am embroiled in a situation not of my making, and its  undercurrent and repercussions may snare several (many) more people. I am not sleeping well. I agonize over knowing that if I don’t speak, I may cause pain, and if I do speak, I certainly will cause pain.

And there on Monday morning, was the email from Susan. “Just to let you know you are in my thoughts…..”

It’s a God thing.

John 13:34-35
34″A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.