I believe in the God who sends.
There is a story of a boy who was in hospital because of a back injury. He had a special visitor one evening. A famous person who used to manage the club the boy supported. This manager was revered as a hero especially by the boy, so to get to spend some time with him was amazing especially knowing that this manager had come and felt sent specifically to see him.
The old man told the boy about how he too had ended up in hospital on one occasion. He was there because of an injury and told that as a result of that injury he would never play the game again. He defied that prognosis and went to a location where he could train and prove the doctors wrong. Whilst training he saw a young woman who was a nurse at the facility in which he was training. They struck up a conversation that led to a relationship that led to a proposal that led to a marriage that was the bedrock that this man relied on to become as successful as he was.
The old man told the boy how that marriage was the turning point in his life and nothing would have happened unless he had been injured, told that he wouldn’t recover and then commit himself to defy the odds. If those things didn’t happen, he would not be the man he was today. The boy was rapt in awe at the story and was encouraged himself to do two things, firstly to take the advice of the medical professionals very seriously and then to also take his ability to overcome any obstacles equally as seriously. as it transpired, that young boy would emerge not just as a player and a great manager, but also as a faithful and devoted husband who paid more attention to ensuring his marriage worked than anything else.
All because of a man who felt he had been sent specifically for one boy on one occasion.
I know you don’t have to be famous to be sent. I know that your story does not have to be as long and rapturous as the stories as others. I also know that God sends us into the lives of others at pivotal points to be able to help them from dark situations to see the light. That can make all the difference in the world.
That’s why I believe in the God who sends.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden