You Could Be Someone’s Miracleby Cynthia Jennings on July 20, 2022
You’re in line at the airport, eagerly awaiting your flight for some fun and relaxation. The intercom comes on, in anticipating you wait to hear your boarding number called. Instead, you hear your flight number followed by…delayed. You take a deep sigh and sit back down. In the midst of it all you notice someone who’s very disheveled. You don’t think too much about it, but the disheveled person seems to be moving closer and closer to you. In that moment irritation rises.
Have you ever thought what if these were divine appointments from God?
Imagine the following scenario:
While waiting, you discreetly scan the disheveled person. Your observation determines the person is well dressed, yet wearing sunglasses. But you can sense this person’s mind was at a distant place.
You shrug it off and pull out your phone.
As you’re scrolling on your phone you hear God say, “speak to this person, don’t just say hello…..speak to them.”
You mentally argue with God, this person doesn’t want to talk. I can tell by the body language. This person isn’t interested in conversation.
“Put the phone down and talk to this person” (God can be very persistent. Especially when it comes to one of his little lost lambs).
You put your phone down and turned to the disheveled person.
“So, where are you headed?” you asked.
“Home,” she replied.
“Where’s home?” You asked.
“Right outside of ______________,” she replied. “It’s a small town. I’m sure you’ve never heard of it.”
You continued, “where you here (the town you’re currently in waiting on your flight) on business or pleasure?
“I was visiting my boyfriend,” she answered.
Then she took off her sunglasses to reveal red swollen eyes. She glanced down at your phone in your lap—the Bible app was open. “That’s interesting, you’re reading the Bible in the airport, she whispered.
“Yep,” you replied. “I’ve got lots of scars, but this is where I gleam my hope.”
For the next 90 minutes of a delayed flight, this young lady poured out her heart. She had been abandoned by her birth father and sexually abused by several men in her life. She was on this flight home because her boyfriend, who had just come out of a drug rehabilitation center, had “roughed her up.”
Actually, she was fleeing. In that moment your heart broke as this beautiful young lady told you story after story of cruelties that had been done to her intertwined with bad choices that had been made through her. At the moment, her life resembled a 100-car train wreck with one lone survivor who was in desperate need of life resuscitation.
Your obedience to stopping what you were doing, speaking to the disheveled young lady, led to her seeing the Bible on your phone. Thus, opening the door for Christ to be introduced. The jolt she needed to resuscitate her life.
Your flight was now boarding. The disheveled young lady quietly asked if she could keep in touch. Emails were exchanged. Months later her mother sent you an email expressing her appreciation for taking time to minister to her daughter. The mother wrote: “I had been praying for God to send someone to minister to my daughter, and He did.” “Thank you!”
As you were drawn in to that scenario. Have you ever thought about how Jesus paid attention to individuals as He walked this earth? He stopped and noticed Zacchaeus in a tree (Luke 19:2-4), paused His journey to heal a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years ( Mark 5:25-34), changed His travel plans to see about a twelve-year-old little girl (Mark 5:21-24, 35-43), paused along the road to give a blind man his sight, (Mark 8:22-26), stopped and had a conversation with a Syrophoenician mother about her daughter (Mark 7:24-30) and comforted a distraught father about his son ( Mark 9:14-29).
Jesus stopped what He was doing (Luke 18:40-41). Sometimes we are so busy going about what’s on our agenda that we don’t pay attention to individuals. Or should I say, we don’t pay attention to the individuals God leads us to.
The details of this scenario may change. However, be on the lookout. Who is God putting in your path? Be ready, at His prompting to stop. Don’t miss the opportunity.
You could be someone’s miracle today!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I’m amazed and honored that You use unworthy vessels like me to be Your spokesperson. I pray that you keep my eyes and heart open as I move about my day. Don’t let me miss the opportunity that You provide to reach out and share Your amazing love, The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Father, give me the strength and courage to speak only as directed by The Holy Spirit with words that will destroy shackles and replace them with your grace and truth. In Jesus Name,
PEARLStoPONDER: When was the last time you were someone’s miracle?