Sunday, July 10, 2011
Deep Connections Amidst Total Strangers
I always pray for God's "Divine Appointments" (as I call them) in my life; for God to put me in the right place at the right time for their life or as an influence in my own. I had such an appointment yesterday. But, I'm going to save the story of the "Undercover Nun" for another post. Today's post is about a woman named Martha who shared a part of her life on her July 4th post on her blog, Pain Won't Beat Me. Her post is entitled This DAY is Tough. I thought it was going to be a typical veteran or American wave-the-flag kind of story. I was so wrong. Through Martha's blog she shared a horrific day her family experienced on a July 4th. I cried when I read it. I prayed for their family. I gave thanks that I have never experienced that kind of unthinkable horror. My heart reached out to this once-a-stranger when I first began reading her blog several months ago. She lives in TX and I, in NY. Chances are we would never have met in real life. Chances are we may never meet. But, thanks to blogging, God can connect us with those who will impact our lives. Martha's grace and joy in the midst of on-going, chronic pain inspires me. After reading her July 4th post, I admire her all the more. There is a heart connection, appointed by God, Himself. She prays for me, I for her. Can it be that God has answered the desire of my young girl's heart - searching for deep connections amongst total strangers via the avenue of blogging? I do believe so!
Thank You, LORD, for the opportunity to meet exemplary people through blogging that I never would have known otherwise; touching my life and mine touching theirs as we pass each other as once-a-stranger in this blogging world. I am so blessed! HALLELUJAH!
Because of Him and Unto Him