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We live in a broken world, don’t we? Amid the daily realities of sickness and isolation, disappointment and pain, it can be really hard to grasp the true goodness of God.
But this is where God breaks into our pain in a tangible way, teaching us to trust His kindness and hope for His healing.
He seemed like such a sweet guy, but it got kind of awkward when he came to our table five different times to tell us we glowed.
Yes, glowed. He said we glowed.
He was our server and as he handed us our menus, he paused, cleared his throat and acted like he had just been struck by lightning! “I just have to stop and tell you that you glow. If nobody has ever told you, I am telling you now, you have this glow about you.”
Now, if Moses had been sitting there with us at lunch, the server’s obsession with our glow would have made more sense. (Exodus 34:29-35) But, it was just us! My friend Callen and I giggled but he interrupted and told us he was totally serious.
Recently I heard a story from Matt Chandler, when he shared an encounter he had during college, and I would love to share it with you. He tells the story of when he had gathered in a Christian conference with a thousand other students. The speaker stood to begin his message, but before doing so, he pulled out a beautiful rose. He said something like, “as I share with you, I want you to pass this rose around. Everybody touch it, feel the texture of the petals, and smell it.”
She stood in line with the other women attending the conference where I was signing copies of my book.
I knew there was something special about her when she arrived.
Since I cannot see, my husband signaled me with a pat on my back as he read her name tag to me.
His silent pat spoke volumes to me.
But, before I could figure out what his signal meant, the woman standing in front of me introduced Julie.