My husband and I were in the nursing home, waiting for my father to get his hair cut, when an aid came into the room and started talking with us. She said she was having sharp pain in her chest and was going home. She said she had been wearing a heart monitor because of the pain. She asked us if we knew her brother who had been a security guard at the front desk. She told us that last July, at the age of only 48, he died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack in his home. She said that was not the only tragedy in her life. Her husband had been killed in a robbery, right in front of their home. She said she was at work at the nursing home when she got the terrible phone call. Her ten year old daughter saw the whole thing and held her father as he lay dying.
After we listened to her story, we spoke to her about being born again and asked if she wanted us to pray for her. She was brought up in church so our words did not seem strange to her. She wanted us to pray so we did, right there in that small lounge. I was touched that this woman, with all of her sorrow, displayed such an amazingly peaceful and sweet disposition.
My husband always prays for “divine appointments” before we leave home, and this I believe was a divine appointment.
Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
See also … SALVATION