Ephesians 4:6 (ESV)
One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Last year a youth minister, Mike Hollifield, wasre traveling to Sweden to teach at Holsby Brunn Bible '' School. As he left Nashville, the airline agent looked at his ticket with concern. "There's a mistake here," she said. "I'll correct it or you may have trouble getting back." After a few minutes at the computer, she handed him the new ticket, smiled, and wished him a good trip.
But when he tried to return home two weeks later, he was told that she had inadvertently cancelled his westbound flight. His name was nowhere in the computers, and his tickets was worthless. After hours of negotiation and anxious waiting, he was finally squeezed onto an oversold flight and given the least desirable seats ever assigned by an airline. But as it happened, Mike was beside a Danish businessman who was open to hearing the gospel. For six long, transatlantic hours, Mike quietly talked with him about his life and about the wonderful difference Jesus Christ could make.
It wasn't an example of airline incompetence; it was an instance of divine providence.
God can use everything even a cancelled flight.
Dear Lord, when things happen around us that we don’t understand help us look for the good and see what God can do through the circumstance. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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