Yesterday I delivered my fur babies, my two wonderful cats, to their new home. I had been impressed with what a kind woman their new master was from her e mails and was confident she will care for them well. This impression was solidified when I got out of my car and she insisted on greeting me with a hug, saying “I’m a big hugger.” Then the next sentence out of her mouth was the clincher. She nodded to a green jade cross I have hanging from the rear view window of my car and said “I see you’re a Christian, too. I am, too, and I prayed about this a lot.” That point was when my eyes filled with tears. I told her I had prayed a lot for a safe, good home for them and I thought to myself that I was absolutely positive this was God’s hand at work.
As an aside… that jade cross that hangs from my rearview mirror has been there for six years now. I brought it back from my first medical mission trip to Guatemala in the summer of 2002. It reminds me of the wonderful feeling I had when I returned and how blessed and spoiled I realized I am.