Encounter

Yesterday, like most this summer was pretty busy.  Drove my baby girl down to camp for the week and afterwards, I was spending the afternoon with my son.  We had some business to take care of…..picking up his new trumpet for 6th grade band and purchasing new sneakers because a month ago he informed me that his toes were killing him.

Ahem…….

So, we set out and had a nice afternoon.  He mentioned a new card game he wanted so off we went to the big city of Little Rock in hopes to find this treasure.

Sadly no game but we ended up in the Lifeway store.  I was checking out the bargains on the clearance rack and my son cruised along the music isle.  Being the cautious mother, I looked over my shoulder a few hundred times to see where he was…….there in the corner of my eye was a woman dressed in white.

My son and I made our way over to the young adult books.  We were looking at some cool new novels.  For some reason, I looked to my right and just an isle away….. there was the woman dressed in white.

Thinking nothing of it, we moved over to the Bible study area.  I was pointing out all the studies I had already completed.  Impressed, my son pulled me over to the Bible covers.  Next thing I know, I am face to face with the woman in white.

“I need a new one.  Mine is so tattered.” she said as she pointed at the covers.

I chuckled and said, “I know the feeling.”

We started to walk away when I heard, “Ma’am.” She had moved towards me.

“I wasn’t supposed to be here.  I was driving home when God nudged me to come in the store.”

I smiled.  Thoughts rushed through my mind.  I didn’t know what to think, really.

“God told me to find you.  He has a message for you.”

Okay, this is a new one.

“He wants you to know that He is right there with you.  Whatever you are experiencing or will be experiencing.  He will be right beside you.  He will be there until the end and will see you to the other side.”

Flashes of my busy life interfering with my writing and speaking began to surface.  My housework ignored.  My afternoon fatigue tugged at my heart.  My kids and Mark neglected.

“It isn’t what your thinking.  God will reveal and will be there.”

Floored.

I thanked her as she walked away.  Gone in an instant.  No where to be found.

Pray for me.

God bless……

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