So, my buddy Fishburn is in Detroit this week on business. Fishburn is in my small group. For literally the last 4 months plus he’s been dealing with a bronchial/breathing issue. Gone to doctors and they just give him an inhaler and send him home. We’ve been praying for him but he still struggles. Especially at night…thus no sleep….thus crabby pattie (nod to sponge bob). Now, it could have something to do with the fact that my buddy Fishburn smokes his pipe every night…but….naw!
At the same time, he & his wife have been dealing with family challenges for the last couple years…yes….years. Side note….please pray for this family. They’re good people.
So…here’s where it gets really cool/weird/God/Cool! Fishburn is on the flight to Detroit earlier this week. Plane lands…taxi to gate…seatbelt sign goes off. A lady (in about her 50’s) bolts past everyone to be first off the plane (i know…irritating). When Fishburn gets to the top of the jetway…there is the little 50 year old lady standing in his path. You’ve got to picture this….Fishburn is not a small man…so for 50 lady to be stopping him….wow! So she says, “excuse me young man”…. and the conversation goes like this:
50..excuse me young man
50..God has a word for you…He knows what you’re going through and the challenges you’ve been facing the last couple years. God is going to be faithful and take care of you.
50…And you need to stop smoking….
50..have a nice day (and she waddles down the concourse)
At this point…Fishburn is befuddled. There is absolutely no way that this lady could have known any of this stuff. She was sent to Fishburn by God to tell him to hang on and quit smoking. Needless to say….Fishburn is feeling touched. God has a plan for all of us…but I think he has a special plan for my buddy Fishburn.