Watching God In Action
Last night I sat in awe watching God in action.
After work, school, and working out at the local YMCA, my family and I decided to go to a little town known for their Amish restaurant.
I noticed the lady’s hair right away when I walked through the doors of that old restaurant. Her hair had several pretty shades of blonde, ash, and brown mixed into a very becoming style. When she got ready to fix our plates, I commented immediately on how pretty her hair was. She thanked me and added that she just did her own hair the night before. This lead to a brief conversation about how she was a cosmetologist and had just moved from Indiana. She started talking about how she had to take her State Boards again. The thought of this had made her physically ill especially since she was older and hadn’t done any of those things in years. Apparently, this was required to transfer her license to the state of South Carolina. Her anxiety was extremely obvious, so I mentioned that my daughter had just graduated from Cosmetology school and passed her State Boards with flying colors.
The lady’s face lit up with excitement!
She forgot all about the white plate she was holding in her hand waiting to be filled with our supper. At this point, though, I didn’t mind at all because I was witnessing God in action! You see, my daughter originally groaned when I asked her to go to this restaurant last night. She was tired after working out and really wanted something a little closer to home. However, I finally convinced her to go with us.
After they talked briefly, she asked my daughter to please see her before we left so she could get additional information. She didn’t want to hold us up from enjoying our supper any more than she already had. So, after we finished eating our delicious meal, my daughter went back over to talk to the lady. My daughter was very thorough and provided the contact information for her instructor at the college just in case she had any additional questions my daughter couldn’t address. The lady thanked her and even hugged her like they were old friends! She had this look of relief on her face and looked as if the weight of the world had been lifted off of her shoulders!
My daughter exited the restaurant with her face literally beaming! She was able to calm this lady’s nerves and help her not feel so anxious over the State Boards! My daughter provided the reassurance this lady needed!
Once seated in the vehicle, my daughter said, “Mama, I believe God placed me here tonight just for this reason. I was able to help this lady, so I was meant to come here tonight! It was part of God’s plan.”
Yes, Lord! Yes!!
April 17, 2018 @ 7:35 pm
I love it when God arranges grace moments like the one you describe here! What a blessing for your daughter to see God’s hand at work in her life.
April 20, 2018 @ 3:50 pm
It really was something to hear my daughter say this, too! She’s grown so much, and she’s aware of God’s hand in everything now. It makes me so very proud!
April 18, 2018 @ 7:08 am
Shirley, I’m so glad we were neighbors at Anita’s today. Glad to see you. The blessing for your daughter is such a wonderful story and is a huge encouragement. She gave the woman HOPE and as we all know #hopechangeseverything!
April 20, 2018 @ 3:49 pm
Beautiful – thank you, Susan!