One morning, a man seeking direction in his life was going through his mail. He had prayed earnestly for direction from God but it never seemed to come. On this day, however, things changed.
Tucked away in the pile of mail he was sorting through was a magazine that was addressed to his neighbor. He looked at the cover and saw an article entitled, “The Needs of the Congo.” His curiosity got the best of him so he opened the magazine and read the article. It touched his heart deeply.
For days he prayed about its contents and the opportunities and challenges it represented. Finally, one day he declared, “My search is over.” He went to the Congo, lost himself in his work, and became a great medical missionary and author. Ultimately he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work.
Albert Schweitzer was a theologian, philosopher, organist, and physician. But one day, he set it all aside and became a medical missionary where he lost himself in God’s will doing God’s work among the lost and dying in God’s world. Wherever we are is where God wants us to be!
Was it an accident that the mailman put the magazine in the wrong mailbox? Of course not. He too was doing God’s work even though he did not know it. Although some may consider it an “accident” it was actually “an act of God” to get Schweitzer’s attention.
Prayer: How marvelous are the different ways, Lord You use to get our attention to do Your will. May we be alert to see and hear what You have for us to do TODAY! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.