Danny MacKay

I love it when this happens

This just came in from Danny MacKay. I think he’s the one on the left:

Some friends and I were grabbing some breakfast and our waitress brought the food to us. I said to her, “Hey. We are gonna thank God for our food and say a prayer of thanks. Is there anything we can pray for you when we do that?” 

She looked each of us in the eye with so much resistance and annoyance. I could tell this was not a welcome offer. 

“If God could do a miracle in your life, what would it be?” I asked. 
“My daughter,” she said quietly and then walked away. 

So we prayed for her and her daughter without knowing anything about the situation. 

Three minutes later our waitress returned to our table with tears in her eyes. “Guys...I don’t know how to explain this. My daughter just texted me...

‘I love you Mom’. 

She told us that she never checks her phone at work, her daughter never texts her, and she definitely never says I love you. And then she struggled to keep herself together in the middle of that little restaurant on the side of the road as she stood by our table doing her best to stay composed. 

She was deeply moved. 

She hugged us all (twice) and said this was something she was not expecting. We shared with her for awhile about the love of God and how real He is and she told us she has some ladies in her life that for YEARS have been inviting her to a bible study. She promised us that now she is going to go 🙂

I love that God was pursuing her before we even met her. He is always working. Even in little diners off the beaten path on the side of the road. He knew her even though we didn’t. 

Wherever we go, the Kingdom of God comes near because we carry it within us. 

And it’s meant to be given away. 

Love people. Jump the fences of your fears and risk it. That’s where God is. And you’ll find Him at work with an extra spot just for you.