On Sunday, the last day of the women’s retreat where I was a speaker, I autographed books. Kris bought a copy of my book, God’s Vitamin “C” for the Spirit, and I began autographing it when she exclaimed, “Wait! I want it autographed for a friend.”
I’d written down “Kris,” so I put that book aside and autographed another for her friend. Later when I packed, I put the “mistake” book in my briefcase. It lay on the front seat of the car as I drove home.
There were two different routes I could take, but remembering a drive-through hamburger place, I decided to drive that way and stop for a drink.
Pulling up beside the drive-in window, I ordered and gave the young woman my money. She remarked, “You’re dressed up. Did you just come from church?”
“I spoke at a women’s retreat. Do you go to church?’
“Usually I do but I couldn’t today because I had to work.”
We talked briefly about the Lord and He whispered in my heart, “Give her the ‘autographed’ book.”
I thought, “But, Lord, it’s autographed to Kris.”
An unexpected thought popped into my mind. Wouldn’t it be a coincidence if her name is Kris? Oh, what would be the chance of that?
The woman came back to the window and handed me my drink. I spoke up. “I’m an author and I’d like to give you a copy of my book. What’s your name?”
She answered, “My name’s Kris.”
I laughed and explained the situation. “I guess God wants you to have this book.”
She was amazed and thrilled. And I rejoiced in the joy of walking with God. It’s an adventure in which there are no coincidences!
Romans 11:33 tells us, “O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!” Isn’t that the truth?!