Today I had an interesting, and I would say a
“divine encounter”! I met my mailman for the first time. I was quite surprised when he said to me, “So how is your book doing?” I responded, “Well, it is gaining some momentum finally, but I still need help in raising the public awareness of the book!”
Since we had just met, I was curious as to how he knew I had even written a book. So I asked him, “So how do
you know about my book?” Then he started playing the “Big Brother” routine . . . “Oh, I know a lot about you, Chris!” Well this increased my curiosity so I asked if we had met before. “No, we haven’t met. It just so happens I know some of your people!”
Well as it turned out, we had a common friend who told him about me since he knew he was on my mail route. I
asked the fellow, “Well, do you know what my book – “The Little Book” – is about? The mailman answered, “No”. I then told him it was about chemical addiction and recovery from it. He immediately responded, “I don’t need that kind of book for me. I don’t have that problem.” I then responded, “Well, statistics would say that everybody knows somebody close to them that is struggling with an addiction problem. They just may not know about the addiction problem.”
The mailman paused for a moment, then answered, “well, the person that I know with that problem is not close to me; he lives 1,000 miles away from me, and we have not talked in years!”
Being a counselor, I am trained to “pursue the trail” so I asked, “Who might that person be?”
The mailman answered, “It is my brother; he has been an alcoholic for years.” The conversation finished up with the mailman thinking about checking out my website.
We said “goodbye” to each other as he drove on down to the cul de sac delivering mail. As he drove away, the Holy Spirit told me to give him a copy of “The Little Book”. I looked in the back of my car, and sure enough I had a
copy. As the mailman was coming back past me, I flagged him down and gave him a copy of “The Little Book”.
So who knows what that “little encounter” was
all about? But maybe “The Little Book”will have another opportunity to bring healing and reconciliation in a mailman’s family as well as keeping him from “going postal!”
Life surrendered to God is always an adventure! God bless you! CJD
11/21/2022 01:48:34 pm
Lovely post, thanks for posting.
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