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My last words to the guy tonight were, “well, we have a God of surprises.”

The evening hadn’t turned out the way we had planned it, instead, God made it epic. The path we had chosen was full of technology and path we were given was of hearts meeting, lives being touched, moments of grace.

I had almost cancelled the meeting altogether, I could fill my time doing something else but I remembered the guy saying how he looked forward to it. So I cancelled everything else and hauled ass to meet.

Solving one technological issue and about to start another, a sound disturbed the techie talk. On investigation, we found two ladies who wanted to join us. The technology was left behind as we instead delved into a letter written a long, long time ago. 

Two more people came in, urgently in need of prayer. And so our night became something special where heaven and earth kiss. Bonding of hearts across denominational barbed wire, moved hearts as we shared our witness, as stories were shared and prayers prayed.

Seven random people crowded my life today, only one of which I knew before today. None of whom knew the inner turmoil I had faced in the last twenty-four hours. All brought blessings with them, all, I believe sent to utter wordlessly ‘onward sister onward.’

I finished today with a missive to a lady who wanted one more card, I wonder where that will lead us both…

In this way, we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvellously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.  

Romans 12:4-6 (msg)