I had heard about a city-wide prayer meeting last Sunday evening which would still give me time to get to work by 9:30 AM. The Holy Spirit prompted me to print off more copies of my business card. Since I am still new to Louisville, I was bound to see people I had never met, so I prayed to make the connections the Lord had in mind.
A hand reached down and struck a match
To light a short candle set in a window.
Estranged night could not smother and
It’s burning still.
When you enter a crowded room, do you scan it for familiar faces? Looking for friends, for someone to talk with, someone glad to see you too: that excites us all. How awkward to visit someplace new and not know anyone, feeling unwanted and unsure, maybe even scared. This brings forward the Inner Questioner: “Am I someone, or no one? Am I good or bad? Should I impose myself, or hang back? Am I welcome here?”
This year when we walked into our new Louisville townhouse for the first time, I was delighted to find cathedral ceilings with skylight, as I have admired for years, plus a deck to relax on. Sharon was excited to see a fireplace and a garage; Bekka to have a basement apartment all to herself. Making it even more special was the fact that friends had picked it for us, knowing we would love this place.