Do you remember the H & R Block commercials that had the ad campaign slogan “You got people”? Ok, so for all of you grammatically correct folks out there, I know that this is not correct English. But, the point of the ad campaign was that if you used their services, basically, you had someone in your corner. I’m continually amazed how God’s “got people” everywhere. I call them secret agents. These are people you might otherwise overlook or perhaps not even realize that they are people who love God until you encounter them in a special situation. They seem to reveal themselves at the ideal time to give you a word of encouragement or strength to go on.
Prime example, the cleaning lady at my job is one such person. She’s as sweet as she can be….very humble and always has a kind greeting for people. You might dismiss her as just a little ol’ cleaning lady, but, I suspect she’s on a “secret mission” to show God’s love to others. Today, when I went in the break room for a snack, she was sitting there resting before she moved on to her next task. We exchanged greetings and I shared some of my frustrations with her about my day. I expected her to laugh with me and jump on my grumpy bandwagon. Instead she listened intently, took a moment to give some thought to what I was saying, then proceeded to give me some wise words and shared with me how God can change things through prayer. Wow! I needed that! At the end of our conversation, she said, “I don’t know why I was sitting here so long…I guess I was waiting for you and didn’t know it.” I smiled and totally agreed.
Isn’t it funny how at just the right moment, God brings different people across our paths unexpectedly, to share his love and encouragement with us? He uses His people, His secret agents, to help us make it through our day or our difficult moment. I could fill this page with stories of such moments. God definitely has people in the most unusual places with unpredictable faces as His messengers in disguise. Be blessed today. 🙂