- Religion and Philosophy
God's Sense of Humor and an Answered Prayer
Being born and raised a christian, which has been a very long journey of learning and still so in the process, the term "God stories" has always been a familar tune. I've recently opened up to a whole new outlook in terms of my faith and relationship with God and it is amazingly refreshing to look at what was once so routine and mundane to be now so bright and alive!
My husband and I share the same faith in God and have always believed that he is working everyday in our lives. I've always wondered about the stories I've heard of people having encounters with God, or hearing or receiving messages from him. I honestly enjoy hearing them, but can't really relate personally because I've never experienced my own God story. Well, not in anyway that was very directly towards myself anyway.
Now this may seem off track, but it relates in the end. My husband has always been my greatest admirer. Even to this day it's not uncommon to hear remarks randomly throughout the day of him saying to the kids, "Your mom is so pretty", "Your mom is hot", or "Mom is so beautiful isn't she?". This is nothing new to any family of ours or close friends lol! My husband never thinks twice about dropping flattering remarks about me around others. If anything, he says things like that to me all the time when it's just the two of us. So when things of that nature are mentioned around family and friends, it's all done in good humor.
Now recently there's been some things on my husbands mind. Things he's found himself worrying about and contimplating. Everythings all good, just certain things he sometimes second guesses himself on. So the other day he was at the grocery store and called me as he left to tell me something.
"As I was walking into the store an older lady was leaving pushing her cart, so I smile and say hello," he says. "The lady smiled as we passed each other and I continued walking and started shopping. A few moments later the lady comes up to me and asks if I don't mind her telling me something. So I say sure, thinking she's going to try to sell me something or ask for some kind of donation," he says.
"Well, I know that I don't know you and I don't know what your beliefs are, but God is telling me to tell you something. He says that you are a great man, always looking out for your family and others. He knows that you've strayed from him at times in the past, but he knows that you will always come back. He says that he sees you walk in his foot steps everyday and when you do each step is illuminated. He says he has a plan for you, and to continue on your path," she explains.
"Okay, well thank you," my husband responds.
The lady paused for a second and looked down then asked, "I'm sorry, he's telling me to tell you something but I feel uncomfortable saying this. He says that your wife does have a cute butt...."
"Hahaha! Yeah, she does." my husband responds.
"I'm told to tell you that because it's the only way you'd know that this is from him," says the lady.
So my husband and I go over what had just happened. Nothing huge or spectacular in anyone elses eyes I'm sure. But for my husband, a simply amazing message from God just for him. Even more amazing is the remark he made...."your wife does have a cute butt," Whaaat? That's what got me. A perfect stranger who had no idea who my husband was delivered a message that ended in one line that only God would know totally fits to a tee in my husbands personality. Amazing, simply amazing.
I truly believe God sent that message to my husband through that lady that day. I've known all my life that God is unbelievably great and that without him nothing is possible. But after hearing my husbands story and God's awesome sense of humor, I can't help to feel even more so awe struck over the fact that he took the time to reveal himself to my husband in that way. My husband is amazed and so inspired by the words spoken to him. For him, he's been given a huge confirmation not only in his direction in life, but in his existence in God's eyes. It was a well deserving pat on the back and huge encouragement for him at a difficult time. I've always prayed that God would help my husband find an even deeper relationship with him. Really, I'm speechless about his amazing ways of touching our lives. For my husband his first God story, and for me an answered prayer.