Timing is Everything
I’ve had this on my mind since break and thought it was something worth sharing….
One of my students gave me a book for Christmas. It’s a small book filled with true stories about coincidences that are a m a z i n g. The author refers to them as “Godwinks”. When you read the stories – you totally understand why. It’s a book that makes you sit back and look at some of your own experiences where God obviously made something happen – maybe to remind you that he’s there.
I’m pretty sure I experienced one of those at the end of spring break….
I was getting in line to board a plane in Florida when this gal standing beside me began making funny comments. When I finally turned around to look at her, she started talking to me. Nonstop. She was very funny, friendly, interesting, and talkative! Before I knew it – I knew quite a bit about her life. I mean – A LOT! I won’t share her life story, but let’s just say there’s been a lot of twists and turns in her 63 years of life.
Because of her dry wit and amazing life experiences, I told her that she should write a book. She smiled and told me that she planned on doing so when she retires in two years. This was so unlike me but I asked her to tell me her first and last name so that I could hopefully find her book one day.
Most people know that chitchat is not my thing, but somehow she managed to get some info out of me. Ha. She asked me where I was from. I told her I’ve lived in Indiana all of my life, and then explained that I was moving with my husband to Palm Beach. She asked me if I liked Florida. I told her that I did, but that I was really going to miss all of my friends and family. It’s a challenge for someone (like me) who isn’t outgoing to move somewhere and not know a soul.
All of a sudden I see her whip out this yellow sticky note pad. The line was starting to move so she quickly jotted something down and then handed it to me. She not only gave me her name, she also gave me her phone numbers! She told me to make sure I sent her a text when I moved down there and we would meet for coffee. I almost cried. If that’s not a Godwink, I don’t know what is. And I’m so thankful for it.
“When God winks, He is reaffirming that there is absolutely nothing about us that He does not know–our every hurt, our every desire. And that to me is very comforting.” ~SQuire Rushnell, author of When God Winks at You