There are things that really amaze me, mostly because they are totally unexpected. The other night someone arrived at the farm with a pizza for me because she had seen me having my car towed, because of a broken radiator hose, and felt sorry for me. Not only was the pizza completely unexpected but the this particular woman coming round to deliver it was so out of character too. We hadn't seen each other for about three months but while I was waiting to be towed I had been thinking about her and was wondering how she was doing.
She needed prayer and asked me the next day to pray for her when I called to thank her for the pizza again. We seem to have a spiritual connection with people we know that gets messages through to them long before we even try to call them.
Let me tell you about another incident that took place a few years ago.
I have a friend with whom I've been friends for about twenty years now. Well, one day, it was a Saturday, I was wandering around the farm feeling very lonely and in need of some company. I was talking to the Lord as I so often do and asking Him to send someone to collect or call me, someone completely unexpected like this friend of mine. We hadn't seen each other or contacted each other for more than eight months. That day no one called me or came to fetch me but the next day while walking back to the farm from church I got a text message, "Geoff are you OK? You were on my mind the whole day yesterday." Guess who it was from, the very friend I had asked the Lord to send for me. This woman is a dedicated Christian and when I told her about what I was praying about the previous day all she said was, " I've got to listen more carefully to the Holy Spirit. He was obviously telling me to call you."
God is amazing and He showed me again this weekend just how attentatively He listens to us. I can't explain this connection except to say what Jesus said, "We are one." Paul also put it very nicely in saying we are all parts of the same body. "So all of us, united with Christ, form one body, serving individually as limbs and organs to one another." Romans 12 verse5.
Do you sometimes find yourself thinking about someone and then they arrive or call? I do, often.