"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."1
Yesterday I wrote about missing our Caribbean vacation cruise because I left my "Green Card" (my immigration papers) at home. Consequently, we flew home early. On board the airplane soon after we left Florida en route to California, a doctor or nurse was called for, as a lady with diabetes took very ill and was in serious condition. Apparently there weren't any doctors on board, so Joy, being a nurse, answered the call. She knew exactly what to do, held the lady all the way home, helped to keep her from going into a diabetic coma and quite possibly helped save her life. The crew had called ahead and an ambulance was waiting on the runway to whisk the lady to the hospital as soon as we arrived at our destination.
When we daily commit and trust our life and way to God, we make ourselves available for him to use and never know what circumstances we will face each day. Sometimes circumstances happen for no obvious reason. Other times it's because of our (or somebody else's) poor planning or unwise decisions. And sometimes they happen, not so much as a coincidence, but rather because they are a "Godincidence"—that is, a God thing! At least we do know that God can, and often does, use our mistakes to be a blessing either to ourselves or to another.
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank you that 'all things do work together for good to those who love you, to those who are called according to your purpose.' Help me always to see this, and always be available to be used by you to help others when they are in need. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
NOTE: By the way Southwest Airlines sent us two freebie airline tickets to anywhere in the U.S. in appreciation for what Joy did to help this sick lady on their flight from Florida! Even more exciting is that we received 33 salvation responses as a result of yesterday's Daily Encounter message when we sent this same message seven years ago!
1. Romans 8:28 (NKJV).