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Never a coincidence

Jen on October 24, 2009

Last night, Mark had the all 3 boys at the AWANA over night and I had Julia.  We had our night all planned out.  Dinner, movie and shopping!! What more could a girl want, right? :)  Julia decided that she wanted Chinese - you know that Asian blood :) So anyway, we were sitting behind these 3 guys and they were talking in normal tones but I could still hear them clearly, as if I was sitting with them.  They were talking about the Army, apparently one guy had already enlisted and another guy was about to and they were swapping stories.  They were talking about how demeaning some of it (boot camp?) was, and how they treated you like you were nothing.  As I listened, I felt that the Holy Spirit wanted me to talk to them.  It felt like an elephant on my chest, have you ever felt that?  So as Julia and I got up to leave, I sat down next to the one guy (there were booths, 2 sitting on one side 1 on the other) and I said, "I couldn't help over hearing your conversation, and I want you to know that you are important to God.  He loves you very much.  In fact, He sent His Son to die on the cross for your sin and rise again so you could have a personal relationship with Him.  I would feel so bad if you went to go fight in the war and you never knew that.  There is hope.  Thank you for being willing to fight for our country.  Thank you for letting me share with you."  They were silent the entire time.  And as I left and said thank you - they all said thank you back to me!  As I woke up this morning, I prayed for those 3 guys.  I prayed that the seed would be planted and that God would send someone their way to cultivate it.  I prayed God's Word back to Him, We have not because we ask not, ask for anything in His name and He will answer.  He said that He is not willing that any should perish but that all should come to know Him.  Will you pray for these 3 guys with me - that we will see them in heaven one day with us?  That God would put someone in their lives and that He would continue to send people or circumstances into their lives so they would come to a saving knowledge of Him?  Thank you so much!!