A Moment with God

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.

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About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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3 Responses to A Moment with God

  1. Nicolle says:

    That has always been my favorite story. It’s truly inspirational and I pray that some day soon I will have my “God Moment”

  2. Jay says:

    I had a similar moment. Before I started dating, and shortly after I was dating Monica, I was talking to Cows. Yes Cows. We lived in Ovid so there wasnt many options. I remember we were driving down the road and I stopped and got out of the car and started talking to this cow. Monica thought i was crazy for it, but yet she understood. To this day she hasnt asked what I was talking to the cow about. But I was doing the same thing as Dad. Telling the cow my problems, worries, and expressing my joys. Guess a little crazy rubbed off on me too….Thanks Dad, Love you!

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