[Note from The Storyteller: If you have not read entries 1-94, don’t neglect doing that because Stan has some insight that may help you!]
I was sitting at the cafe watching the from door waiting for Stan to arrive. All of a sudden someone tapped my shoulder and I jumped.
“Sorry to startle you,” Stan said, “but I came in the back door.”
“I didn’t know there was but one way, through the front door,” I said, getting my nerves under control.
“Yeah, there’s a back door. Also a side door through the kitchen, but that is not supposed to be used except by the staff.”
Continuing, Stan said, “You know there is a spiritual lesson in what just happened.”
“What were you doing when I startled you?”
“Watching for you to come through the door?”
“Because I always come in that way?” Stan asked.
“Yes, of course.”
“Well, I came in a different way you did not expect, and God does the same thing. He does not always do the same thing in the same way.”
“And it is essential that I be alert to that fact so I won’t be looking the wrong direction when He is doing something He wants me to see.”
“How can He guide me if I don’t see Him?” Stan asked, not expecting me to answer.
He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:3.
Prayer: Lord, I want to see you all of the time, regardless of how you make your appearance. Please help me in not falling into a pattern of only seeing you in certain ways and at certain times. Open me to be alert to all of your presence and all of your activity. Amen.