God at Work
a pastor, a phone call
and suicide prevention
or God at work!
Isn't it amazing
how God works in our lives! On a Saturday night several
weeks ago, this pastor was working late, and decided to call his wife
before he left for home. It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife
didn't answer the phone.
The pastor let the phone ring many
times. He thought it was
odd that she didn't answer, but decided to wrap up a few things and try
again in a few minutes. When he tried again she answered
right away. He asked her why she hadn't answered before, and
she said that it hadn't rung at their house. They brushed it
off as a fluke and went on their merry ways.
On Monday the pastor received a call at the church office, which was
the phone that he'd used that Saturday night. The man that
he spoke with wanted to know why he had called on Saturday night.
The pastor couldn't figure out what the man was
about. Then the man said, "It rang and rang, but I didn't
answer." The pastor remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing
him, explaining that he'd intended to call his wife. The man
said, "That's, OK. Let me tell you my story."
You see, I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday night, but before
I did, I prayed, 'God if you're there, and you don't want me to do
this, give me a sign now.'
At that point my phone started to ring. I looked at the caller ID, and
it said, 'Almighty God'. I was afraid to answer!"
The reason why it showed on the man's caller ID that the call came from
"Almighty God" is because that church name is called Almighty God
is at work
"for those who have eyes to see..."
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