Ministering when the Unexpected Happens

All of us have experienced those unexpected calls.   I received one of those unexpected calls from my brothers a couple of years ago.  On that occasion, my daughter was in the high school band and I was grilling hamburgers and hot dogs at the football game concession stand that evening, when my brother called.  Mom was heading to the emergency room.  The next several days were spent sitting in the critical care unit waiting room.  Praise God that Mom fully recovered. 

A few weeks ago, my oldest daughter surprised me with the news that she was getting married and moving to Indonesia to serve as a missionary in a Christian school.  Wow!  Unexpected!  I am still dealing with the news!  But certainly, I am proud of my daughter’s desire to serve God.  God has given her the desires of her heart and given us a wonderful, Godly future Son-in-law.  But Indonesia!    

Last Wednesday, another daughter calls.  While she and her twin sister were coming home from college for fall break, somehow the hood on her car unlatches, flies up and shatters the windshield.  Praise God that she was able to stop and everyone was safe, but can you say unexpected. 

When the unexpected happens, who do you call?  Do you have a relationship with a heavenly father that you call on?  If not, accept Jesus as your personal savior and understand the Peace that passes all understanding that I and my fellow believers in Christ experience.  Do you have Christian friends to share your joys and your sorrows?  If not, you can find these types of friends in a Sunday School class or small group.  Everyone needs a Savior and friends when the unexpected happens.

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About drmarkmiller

I serve as the Sunday School, Discipleship, Small Groups Specialist for the Tennessee Baptist Convention
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