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Dare to Be Interrupted

By April 22, 2014January 26th, 2023No Comments

praying handsAs Events Coordinator for Miracle Hill, I have what seems to be an endless list of tasks to accomplish, details to handle, and lots of loose ends to tie up.  It’s an incredibly rewarding role because I get to see God bring everything together in His timing, His way, and for His glory.  But in the midst of the busyness, it’s easy to miss an opportunity to touch a life.    It’s tempting to view people as interruptions instead of opportunities.

Dare to be Interrupted

Last month I was busily working on getting everything ready for the spring fundraising banquet.  I was assigning guests to tables, taking registrations and responding to an inbox full of email messages.  I got up from my desk to go speak with our graphic designer, and as I rounded the corner I saw an old friend who had just stopped by the administrative offices.  She had served as my Bible study group leader a few years ago and had shown me unconditional love and regularly prayed for me.

I was so glad to see her, but she didn’t recognize me at first. So I gave her a big hug and reminded her of our time together. I then asked her to come into my office so we could catch up for a few minutes. I soon learned that my friend had lost her husband since I last saw her and is now dealing with the loneliness and financial pressure of being a widow.  I asked her if I could pray for her.  We held hands, and I began to ask the Lord to give her peace and assurance of His love and care for her. After I finished praying, she attempted to pray too but through great emotion could not seem to say anything more than a quiet ‘thank you’ to the Lord for allowing us to pray together that day.

People and Purpose

It was at that moment I knew that God had “interrupted” my day for a purpose.  My friend needed to be reminded of God’s love, care and purpose for her life.  And I needed to be reminded of why I do what I do at Miracle Hill. God caused our paths to cross that day because it is through relationships with others we see His plan unfolding in the world.  It’s what makes life meaningful.

I’m already immersed in the details of Miracle Hill’s next fundraiser – the Miracle Hill Challenge cycling and 5k event on June 7th – but I don’t want to ever get so caught up in tasks and responsibilities that I miss an opportunity to get caught up in a life.

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