Sep 08 2012
Whenever something absolutely incredible happens to me, I’m always afraid that I’m going to forget about it. It occurred to me today: Hey, I have a blog. Write it down, dummy! So, here we go.
It has been years since I’ve seen a once great friend of mine. We never had a falling out, we just lost touch. I moved, his number changed, etc etc. I’m always thinking about him it seems, but early this week something told me to try searching for him online AGAIN. I’ve been searching off and on for quite a while.
My search came up with a hit! Facebook of all places. I promptly logged on and shot him an email. My hopes were not high as he had no activity for two years. Days went on and I heard nothing, so I figured it was a dead end.
Fast forward to today. Here’s where things get what I like to call, divine. My wife suggests we take our dog to the park. I think it’s a good idea because he’s a big boy with a lot of energy and I’m sure our neighborhood gets boring. I’m sitting in my chair in the living room and she’s itching to go. For whatever reason, I’m not moving. I’m sitting there, playing Doodle Jump, staring out the window between rounds, and just not motivated to get up. Finally, for no reason whatsoever I decide it’s time to go and I move in a hurry. I take a route that I normally don’t, again for no reason. As I’m driving, I see the car that my friend had all those years ago. I glimpse inside as I pass and its him! I pull over, flag him down, and we are getting together tomorrow.
For me, these are soul touching moments that remind me that God is watching over me. There is no explaining this away. I have moved miles away, was on a very out of the way road, he was two towns away from where he lives, and we ran into each other because an unseen motivation directed me down that path.
Today has been an amazing day.