Right Person, Right Place, Right Time, Right Thing

It was early morning. I was returning to the hospital to visit my wife Diann who was recovering from surgery. After pulling into a tight parking space in the hospital garage I surveyed the situation to see if I had left adequate room on each side of my car. I then observed a young woman doing the same after exiting her car. “Not much room,” I said.

I made my way down the parking ramp, the young woman a few steps behind me. Once past the security guard at the reception desk we both entered the elevator. “You have someone in the hospital?” I asked.

My father just died,” she said with great emotion.

She had apparently been called at home with the news and had rushed to the hospital. Perhaps it was my combined look of surprise and sympathy at her answer or maybe I had a harmless grandfatherly look about me, whatever the reason, she reached out for a comforting quick hug. I said a sentence prayer for her, the elevator door opened, and I stepped out, turned back and said, “God bless you.” The elevator door closed and she continued up to her floor and I to my wife’s room.

A chance encounter? I choose to describe it in different words, it was more like a divine appointment! If God has no trouble keeping the earth spinning around the sun in just the right configuration and at the right velocity and has electrons spinning around the nucleus of the atom in exactly the right way at the right speed and has a gazillion other elements of the creation synchronized in just the right fashion, then He can easily direct your life and mine, if we let Him.

Life’s an adventure when you believe, and act on the belief, that God has His divine appointments for us every day when it comes to the people to see, the things to do, and the places to go. God’s calling for each of us is unique. You and I are the right person in the right place at the right time to do the right thing!

“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17


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