Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares (Heb. 13:2).
I’m not saying that this young lady was an angel exactly, but what I am saying is that it is important for us to treat people in Godly ways, because we never know who God has sent into our lives for His purpose. Our meeting was not a physical one, as a matter of fact our communication has strictly been electronic; she found this blog, she contacted me and we began to exchange exhortations of the Lord. This young lady exhibited a maturity about Christ and His kingdom that is well beyond her years and I was impressed with her grasp of both scripture and faith. It’s funny because I have “met” a lot of people through this site, but none that tugged at my heart the way that this young lady did. As busy as my life is, I found myself waiting in anticipation for her next email and enjoying the back and forth. It certainly seems a lot longer than six days that I have known her.
Some people would dismiss someone young because they feel that perhaps they aren’t “experienced” or “knowledgeable” enough to entertain, but I have always had that mindset that God can use any one for any reason that He purposes. I’m reminded of when my eldest daughter was born. The nurse had placed her in my room in that clear bassinet thing, and whenever I wasn’t asleep neither was she. Her little beady eyes would follow me wherever I went in the room, and she made me nervous. Yes, a newborn freaked me out! I even told my mother, “that baby’s eyes keep following me wherever I go” LOL. To this day my daughter is an observer; she doesn’t say much, but she watches everything! That is how I feel about my new friend; her conversation reads like she has already lived a lifetime. In the time that I have met her God has awakened me at odd hours to pray with and for her, and even this morning at 12:35am He had me turn my lights on to make notes to put into this blog just for her:
2 Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Psalms 1:1-3 – Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
The funny thing about this spiritual meeting between myself and this young lady is that she would continually tell me how much of a blessing that I have been to her, but she had no way of knowing that God’s plan was quite the opposite; He used her to encourage me! I thank God that in His infinite wisdom he knew what I needed and when I needed it. We used to sing this song at my old church called, “Jesus stepped in on time”, and that is how I feel about the past week. No one can discern through the written word how the writer may be feeling at certain points, but God looks upon our hearts and when we are doing His will, He will fix whatever is broken.
In these last days we will be seeing unity coming from odd places; God is using his messengers online to spread His word just as much as He is offline. We cannot discount a relationship because we cannot physically see or touch someone; the Spirit will bear witness of Himself. To this young lady, if you read this I want to say THANK YOU, God bless you, and continue to do God’s will for your life.
Note: To Latter Days Ministry, I pray a special blessing for you because without your ministry this spiritual connection may never have happened. Thank you for being a conduit for God and for creating an avenue for more believers to find each other, and for unbelievers to learn the truth of God.