Did you ever have a real moment with God? I mean, a burning bush moment?
I did. On my wedding day.
Without a doubt, it was the happiest day of my life … and the scariest. I’m going to be honest with you, most of the day was a blur. I can remember snippets — important snippets — but I couldn’t weave in too many details.
What is true is I did get “lost.” No, it wasn’t second thoughts or cold feet. I was a bundle of nerves waiting and waiting in the cavernous cathedral on what had to be one of the hottest days of the summer. So, I went out the back door into a little courtyard for some air.
That’s when I saw the stray dog and we really had a conversation. A I was petting this mutt I was telling him how happy I was and I expressed my fears about the commitment I was about to make. What kind of husband would I be? Would I always treat my wife with the respect she deserves? Would I be able to provide for her and hopefully our brood of kids? What was the future going to bring?
I can’t really describe it, but as the dog just sat there wagging its tail, I became much calmer, more confident this was right and God-ordained. I knew right then and there it didn’t matter what the future brought our way. Together we could tackle any problem, climb every mountain, face any situation as long as we remained true to each other.
I’m not dyslexic, but I am convinced in my heart of hearts that wasn’t a dog out there … it was a God moment. And I say that because as suddenly as the dog appeared, it took off as the door opened and my best man “found” me. He never saw the dog. But I did.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: You must take what God gives you and make the very most of it.