For divine connections and human bridges.
Every time I think about the individuals who were strategically placed in my life solely to help me connect the dots or link me with others who would come packed with added purpose, I get goose pumps. What the heck, just incredible.
There was the acquaintance I hadn’t talked to in forever and one day e-mailed me to refer me to the job I still thank God for fifteen years later, then never heard from her again. There was the two-minute encounter at the book fair with a childhood friend of my daughter’s which led to my book signing opportunity. There was the ten-day nightmare caregiver who recommended someone as her backup while she took time off and that someone turned out to be just the right caregiver I needed for Mom. There was the neighbor who had long moved away and one day came around and, upon hearing of our situation with Mom, offered her free services to sell Mom’s house.
Those are some of the more obvious ones now. Who knows how many other connections I’ve had in my life which purpose has not manifested or come to fruition yet.
God sends them in the nick of time. They are instruments appointed to help us connect the dots and move forward. Here’s the thing, though: these divine appointments rarely come packaged the way we expect. So best be on the lookout. And please, don’t fret, but be patient, because God tends to send in these people to pinch-hit in the ninth inning, so I’ve learned. I’m just in awe, and it never gets old.
For divine connections and human bridges, today and always, I am thankful.
What are you thankful for today?
Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.
Your love, Jesus, is an ocean
with no shore to bound it.
And if I plunge into it, I carry
with me all the possessions
I have. You know, Lord,
what these possessions are—
the souls you have seen
fit to link with mine.
-St. Thérèse of Lisieux