Thursday, September 10, 2009

Save the Date

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)

A few months ago, I received a ‘Save the Date’ card in the mail from my cousin, Lori, to reserve August 22nd on my calendar for her wedding. Later that day, I felt led to lift up a prayer to the Lord that she would ask me to lead the grace on her wedding night, and that He would give me words to share that would have a positive impact on the lives of all those in attendance.

After I said the prayer, sadly, I remember having my doubts. I moved away from New Jersey almost a decade ago, and Lori and I have only had a chance to see each other maybe once every couple years since. Those doubts wanted to continue to grow as the days, weeks, and months went by with no call, but I knew if it was the Lord’s will, it eventually was going to happen. Sure enough, a week before the wedding, the invitation came. A couple things needed to fall into place, but indeed they did. It was a great reminder of the incomparable power of the Lord – there’s no request too big or too small for Him to answer.

The only great unknown at this point is the second part of that prayer. Hopefully, the grace I shared at the wedding will have a positive impact on all those who were at the reception hall that night, and more importantly helped draw each person one step closer to the Lord.