Sunday morning we had a visitor to our 10.45 service. A young lady came in just before the service and sat down quietly in the back of the A section. Young, Hispanic, well-dressed. At first I thought it was one of the older kids from Burn or the Agape Center or a mother from the Good News Club, except she was alone. Worship began and she appeared to be participating. When it came to the point in the service where we share God Stories, she raised her hand. Irv handed her the microphone. “This is my first time here.” She proceeded to share about a problem she was having with her boyfriend. As the problem had escalated she had decided to cal a cab,to get a little space to cool off and reflect.
The cabbie, after a time, said, “Sometimes the best thing to do is wait.” Apparently she began talking to the cab driver. The conversation turned to getting connected with a church. “Do you know a good church,” she asked. The cab driver directed her to the Church of God of Landisville. She came. She worshiped with us. She experienced the heart of the community. She told me she’d be back.
We have no cab drivers among our membership, nor do we know of any cab driver connected to our church’s ministries.
God works in mysterious ways. But when we see where God is working, we always want to go and work with Him.
(c) 2010 by Stephen L. Dunn