Ryan’s Miracle Watch 4/16/19

This is how God works in my life…all the time…

So, a couple of weeks or so ago, I decided to go to the Walnut Creek Mels Diner for lunch. I sat at a table on the outside patio adjacent to the sidewalk. Now, I’ve been going to this particular Mels for many years, because it’s a small diner, just like the ones on the east coast. And, over the years, I’ve gotten to know many of the people who work there; and for this particular story’s sake, Becky, one of the servers. One of the busboys I knew came over and said hello, and took my drink order. Before he turned to go get my drink (an Arnold Palmer; my usual), I told him I hadn’t seen Becky in a while, and asked when she was working next. He replied, “she only works on Mondays now.” To which I responded, “Oh, no wonder.” No sooner did he turn away, but who should I see walking down the sidewalk. “Becky!” I shouted. She stopped, and we exchanged a quick hug. She proceeded to tell me she was on her way to New Life Christian Church in Alamo; a church that was down the street from Creekside Community Church; the church my family was going to when Ryan got injured. Anyway, she said she was going there to pray for her sister, Ellie (whom I mentioned yesterday), who had just been diagnosed with cancer. I told her I would pray for Ellie. She said, “Oh, you pray?” I replied, “Oh yeah, I pray.” To be continued…

So yesterday, I went into Mels for lunch, and this time Becky was there. I happened to sit in her section. I asked about her sister, and she said that the cancer reports were positive, in that the CT scans showed the cancer to be localized, and that the doctors were confident they could remove the cancer in one fell swoop. Of course, it’s not that easy, but it’s better than being spread all over the place. She’d still need to undergo radiation, etc., but the outlook was positive nonetheless. Becky then asked me why I prayed, and I told her I was a Christian and then about Ryan, etc. I was surprised she didn’t know about him after all these years. I guess I’m more selective about who I share his story with than I thought. Anyway, I proceeded to tell her how I believe Ryan is already healed in heaven (as are we all), that life on earth is short, and that we should cherish and be grateful for every moment. And, we should look for God’s hand in everything. We had a good conversation about life in general, and how God is always involved, and I believe that’s what we all need…all the time. We need to know God is ALWAYS involved; always working.

Open your eyes and see Him at work in your lives and in the world around you. He’s there. Walk in the light!

Ephesians 1:18a   I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you…

1 Thessalonians 5:16-19   Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit.

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