Ever wondered why things happen the way they do? My home A/C went on the fritz today and I called to have it fixed. The service man showed up late and couldn’t fix it. A second service man came out and proceeded to tear into it, but a couple hours later it was obvious it wasn’t going to be fixed tonight. I showered and headed out to meet my wife at her sister’s new home where the A/C worked.
I stopped at Jim’s restaurant or a diner type eatery and wasn’t seated so I found a table on my own. After not being waited on for an extended period of time, I got up and walked to the bar seating. I asked a guy if the seat was taken next to him. It was available and I opened my netbook for a quick wifi connection expecting to check in with my Facebook friends.
He saw my computer open and got on the phone. He was talking to someone about his website and was a bit agitated. I asked if I good help. He asked if I knew what Google was and could I look up his name on Google to see his website. I typed in his name, Chris Diamond. You might have heard of Chris Diamond, but I hadn’t. As I scanned his website, it was obvious plenty of other people knew who Chris Diamond was. He was pictured with Fats Domino, Bob Hope, Daryn Ballantine, James Brown, Milton Berle and the list goes on. At this point I knew I was in the middle of a big bright God Spot.
I explained what a God Spot was. I shared as an example my bus ride to California and back with Federico, collecting God Spots; like the time I met a survivor of the Black Hawk Down episode. This American Hero shared of his experience being a prisoner of war and in a miraculous event escaped.
God had my attention and I considered what God might have intended for me in what I believed was an event God had orchestrated. I didn’t lead with my usual, “Have you ever seen God do anything for you?” Oddly, God put a new line in my mind and I asked, “What is the most significant event of your life?” Then, I was quiet and let him think. He shared about his most significant event and it certainly qualified as significant. I promised I would not violate his privacy, so you will have to trust me on that one.
I then shared with him my most significant event. It was when I discovered a personal relationship with my heavenly Father. I explained it was a Father / son relationship much like the one he would have experienced if his earthly father had not died at the age of 6. Only the God Father relationship was even more real. It had nothing to do with church or religions. It had everything to do with discovering a God that loved me and traveled with me. He was my friend and always available for conversation.
I explained that some might think the description of my Father personal relationship bizarre, but that’s ok because He is my Father and may not be yours. I found myself truly excited to share with Chris about the reality of God in my life. I was pumped and didn’t have to worry about what to say. I didn’t wonder if I was saying the right thing. I just talked about God being a best friend.
Chris was gracious to listen. I thanked him for the time. I gave him my business card for building websites and wrote the address to this blog. As I left, I asked him to give me a call. I wanted a ride in His Rolls Royce. Who knows? Maybe he will call. I won’t be surprised. After all, this was a God Spot.