So today was one of those days that started off badly, but ended with demonstrating a true God moment and showed me that as humans we don’t have to live divided. Here’s what happened… On my morning jog, my drivers license fell out of my pocket. I didn’t realize it until I got back home. I then retraced my steps but still didn’t find my license. Instead of getting upset, I ordered a new one from the DMV and then left to go run errands. As I was getting in my car I received a phone call from this church near me. And guess what, a volunteer at the church found my license. I was so appreciative and immediately thanked God.
But the story does not end there…
I have always had the desire to help others, even as a kid I had this sense of not wanting to see anyone hurt and wanting to help. So, over the last year I have been trying to find a place to volunteer on a regular basis, specifically a place that supported alleviating hunger. Well, when I went to the church to pick up my license, I found out that they run a food pantry and was looking for volunteers. A God Moment – it was like God led me right to the place where I was needed. His presence was with me the whole day. Don’t ignore the God moments in your life. But you have to be connected to Him to recognize those God moments and when He is directing you.
The food pantry was run primarily by older people of races different from mine and they were very welcoming when I said I was looking to volunteer. I added the last part, so that as we engage with our families at dinner time and we are having talks, focus more on what connects us and less on the things that politicians and those that think they are in “power” are using to divide us. Talk about how you and your family can contribute to making your community and our country and our world a better, more loving, kind, friendly, equitable place for everyone by focusing on the things that connect us.
Connecting with you, Dr. Daphne