It’s All Perfect
I have just gotten home from our service and feel compelled to share something with all of you. In my church we teach that even if we cannot see the perfection in every moment, our lives are unfolding in divine perfection. Today a group of us got to live that teaching.
Every second Sunday after the service, a group of us go to brunch at Perkins Restaurant. Today when we arrived our regular space was occupied so we had to wait for our tables. Some of us, myself included, groused about the wait and the fact we had a large group that they should pay attention to. It took a while but eventually we were seated.
As we were near the end of the meal one of our members, who was seated directly across from me was chatting with the person alongside him. The conversation was light and breezy. All of a sudden his body twitched his head rolled to the side and hit the table. He had passed out. We called 911 and they arrived quickly, worked on him and put him in an ambulance for the trip to the hospital.
As we discussed the situation several of us realized how everything had worked out perfectly. Jack had passed out, but he was with a group of loving people who acted quickly to get him the help he needed, and who stayed with him until he was taken care of by the medical professionals. Even more important, if we had been served on time we would have been finished with our meal and Jack would have almost certainly been behind the wheel of his car when he lost consciousness. That possibility is too scary to even contemplate.
So, the lesson is next time life doesn’t seem to be going according to your plan, remember there is a greater power at work and even though we may not see it it’s all perfect.