SERENDIPITY FOR SATURDAY

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DOES YOUR HEART HAVE CALLER ID?

I read this story and thought it had a great message for all of us. I hope you enjoy it.

One Saturday night, a pastor was working late in the church office getting ready for Sunday’s services. He decided to call his wife to let her know he would be home soon. It was quite late, and his wife didn’t answer the phone. The pastor let it ring many times. He decided to hang up and call again once he finished his work.

When he tried again, she answered right away, so he asked her why she hadn’t answered before? She said that the phone never rang. So they brushed it off. It wasn’t long before he was home and they were soon off to bed and sound asleep.

The following Monday, the pastor received a call at the church office. The caller was a man, and he wanted to know why the pastor called him late Saturday night. The pastor couldn’t remember making such a phone call. Then the man said that his phone rang again and again, but he decided not to answer.

It was then that the pastor realized that while calling his wife he had dialed the wrong number. He apologized to the man and asked his pardon for disturbing him at such a late hour. He explained that he was actually trying to call his wife but made a mistake.

The man was quick to say that he understood, but then said, “That’s okay. But let me tell you my story. You see, I was planning to commit suicide Saturday night, but before I did, I prayed, ‘God if you’re there, and you don’t want me to do this, give me a sign now.’ At that point, my phone started to ring. I looked at the caller ID, and it said, ‘Almighty God.’ I was shocked and afraid to answer!”

After he and the pastor then talked for a little while, and he invited the man to come see him or perhaps attend the service on Sunday. Then the Reverend explained to him why his caller ID listed that name. You see, the church that the minister pastored was called, “Almighty God Tabernacle.” – Dr. Robert R Seyda

About drbob76

Retired missionary, pastor, seminary professor, Board Certified Chaplain and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Director.
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