The following happened just about a year ago. My hubby reminded me of this story tonight while he was guest preaching at his Brother-in-Law and Sister’s church in Fairmont, West Virginia. I thought it was worth repeating for ya’ll!
Does anyone remember me telling you this……
Something incredible happened to my hubby on the way out west (he moved his brother out to Nanaimo, British Columbia from where we live here in Ontario, around a 4,500 klm journey).
When along came a small bus that had been converted into a camper, painted camouflage. Hubby was worried as it stopped just beyond where he was parked with the RV, turned around and came up behind him. Then another truck pulling a trailer with a large deep freezer on it, pulled in behind the bus. Now my hubby really wasn’t sure what to think.
This is where it gets GOOD…
The driver of the converted bus starts small talk with my man, where are they going, where are the coming from, etc. It turns out these families were on their way to Pickle Lake to go moose hunting (hence the deep freezers in the back of the truck). The guy asks dh (aka da hubby) where he was from, dh says the town, he looks at dh and says, “I’m from there!” dh tells him what street he grew up on, the guy says, “I grew up on that street!”. He then leans into dh and says, “Did you go to Bible school?” dh says, “Yes” … he then asks, “Do you love Jesus?” dh says, “Yes” … It turned out that they were neighbours when they were kids!! He was 12 when dh was 17 and went off to Bible school (he went to Zion in Rhode Island).
He grabs dh and hugs him – squeezes him and is shaking uncontrollable – for what seemed to my hubby to be a very long time, he said it was the longest hug he’d ever had. So there they were, at the side of the road, 300 klm from Thunder Bay and 40 klm from Longlac, 250 klm from the closest serpentine belt… (the most northern part of Lake Superior, where most people speak French not English) and he’s being hugged by someone he hasn’t seen in 25 years.
If you’re curious where that is… http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= … 449463&z=8
That’s STILL not the incredible part…
This man finally releases him from his grip and says, “I’ve been looking for you for 18 years!!“.
He’s been praying for 18 years for God to bring them together so he could thank my hubby. And God does, on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere.
You never know how you live will effect others!! People are watching your actions, listening to your words… how you live and what you say will bring LIFE or DEATH to not only your situations but others as well!