A couple of weeks ago I was running an errand when a pastor friend of mine and his wife popped into my mind. I’m sure you’ve had times when a person pops in your mind and you think, hmm, maybe I’ll give them a call and see how they’re doing. Well, that’s what happened to me.
I completed my errand, and I went home. As soon as I stopped in the driveway, they popped into my mind again. So instead of going inside, I stayed in the driveway, and sent him a text, and asked him how he and his wife were doing.
By the time I stepped in the house he had returned my text and told me that he was sitting in the emergency room with his wife who was battling pneumonia.
To be honest my first thought when he told me that he was sitting in the emergency room was that I felt very embarrassed. I thought my goodness how could you disturb the man when he’s in the emergency room. I felt horrible! But then I realized, I had no idea he was in the emergency room, and I had no idea that his wife was sick.
Then I started thinking about the timing of sending that text. If I had sent it earlier, he could’ve been on his way to the emergency room, or at home, caring for his wife. If I had waited much later or the next day whatever was going on would have been over. All I knew was that the Holy Spirit nudged me to send him a text while he was sitting in the emergency room, with nothing to do, but wait.
When he told me, he was in the emergency room all I did was send him back an emoji of praying hands, and I typed the word praying.
I have to assume that the Lord wanted him to receive those prayers at that moment. Not earlier or the next day. I pray when you get nudged by the Holy Spirit that you act immediately.
“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” Romans 8:14