My parents were given a special gift from the Lord yesterday. Mama was in her chair dozing a little after our “church service” with Pastor Ed Young on TV, Dad was in his bedroom hunting a football game on his TV, and I was on the front porch trying to catch up on my Bible Study and visiting with Karla and Missy. A little car drove up, one we did not recognize. As I peered into the passenger window, I recognized a precious face from our past. Mama and Daddy’s former pastor, Dwayne Baird, and his wife Sharon were right there in our driveway! Pastor Baird and Sharon moved to Tennessee a couple of years ago, and it was a very sad day for my folks. They truly loved Pastor Baird, and he loved them very much, too. You don’t often get to be good friends with your pastor – I mean the doing things together, eating together, visiting, praying, planning, dreaming together kind of friends. But we all were with Pastor Baird. Even though Bill and I didn’t go to church with them, we were included in that friendship.
Anyway, Dwayne and Sharon were on their way to a nephew’s graduation from bootcamp in San Antonio, and came here for a visit with his old church and some of his old friends. Mama and Daddy were so deeply touched, they couldn’t stop talking about his visit. We all sat on the porch and talked and laughed together for the short time they had before they had to go. I had also called Gen to see if they were back from the deer lease, and she got to come visit for awhile, too.
My heart is so full – just the love of one for another so tangible, I am so amazed at the little things the Lord gives us that mean so much!
I pray you have seen little touches from God recently. They are there – you might just have to look for them!
God bless your day!