I had not planned to write anything today. Honestly, I haven’t written much over the last couple of months. Sometimes there are things a pastor cannot write about, especially under his own name. This has been a few weeks of those kinds of things stirring my heart and mind.
Today started out particularly tough. Several things on my heart with which I am struggling. And, honestly, there are only a couple of people to whom I can turn with stuff like this. But I wasn’t about to do that.
So, I am sitting here at my desk a few minutes ago, working on my sermon, and I go to retrieve an email I sent to myself yesterday (yeah, I’m weird like that) with some research for the sermon and I see this email from an good friend (who I haven’t talked to in a while), who is several hundred miles away and several states away!! It says:
“You are really on my mind this morning. Praying for you and your family.”
WOW!! God had him praying for me at 7:30!! And that is about the time I really started grappling with this! I sent him an email back, telling him this was a “God-thing” because I’ve got some stuff in my heart. I thanked him. He responded:
“Well just know that you are being lifted up! I was reading my devotion at my desk here at work, and all of a sudden just got this real sense of “Pray for David”. It was very strong. And who am I to argue?