Several months ago, maybe even a year, a guy e-mailed me and asked to have coffee. He just wanted to find out more about LifeSpring. The visit was pleasant.
We got together for coffee a couple more times, and then he moved back east. It was a short relationship, although it has continued via e-mail and discussions about books and ideas. All in all, it has been a brief relationship.
This morning a visitor came to church. In one of those “small world” experiences it turns out that she was a friend of the guy I had coffee with, and she continues to e-mail him. She credits him with being a spiritual encourager for her.
She told him in an e-mail that she was looking for a new church home. I don’t know what her reasons are, but she was a guest at LifeSpring today. She was a guest because our common friend recommended that that she attend LifeSpring.
This event reminded me that nothing is unimportant. A casual conversation over coffee. A long-distance friendship. A brief interaction at a party. None of us can ever predict where such events will take us or what people may intersect our lives because of them.
We had a guest today, and you can connect her presence directly to a cup of joe at Starbucks. The two events were separated by many months, but they were still connected. Which gives me hope when I think that nothing is happening.