A week ago today we were out treasure hunting. A friend of mine had the clue blue top with polka dots on her map. After an hour and a half of searching for treasure, just when we were about to call it a day, a young woman walked past us wearing a blue top with loads of really small white polka dots. My friend ran after her and when we met up about 10 minutes later to feedback she told us what had happened:
My friend had aproached the girl and explained to her and her friend what we were doing. That we were Christians who had asked God for clues about who we should speak to in town, that this girl was on her map and was there anything she could pray for her about? The girls' friend, at this point, started freaking out saying she couldn't believe this was happening, 'today of all days!' It turned out that the girl on the map was having, in her own words, 'the worst day of my life.' My friend was able to tell this girl that God is interested in her life and that because He loves her He knew she needed encouragement today! The girl then asked my friend to pray for her that she could be happy, 'like normal people are.'
Isn't God amazing! He picked this girl out, in the middle of Bedford town centre, because He knew she was having the worst day of her life. We never found out the specifics of why her day was so bad, to be honest these details don't really matter. What does matter is that this girl knows there is a God in heaven who knows her and loves her and will go to great lengths to pick her out of the crowd.