What makes a writer great? Well it’s not just the plot, but how the plot is carried out. There are so many romantic movies about a boy that falls for a girl, but what makes them different? Well, the way the events are arranged and carried out. The way the writer arranged the events makes the entire story difference. So, God is the perfect writer and this is a sample as to why!
Not too long ago, I sat at the emergency room waiting for the hospital staff to find a room for my father, who was there for his kidney stones. As I sat there, I couldn’t help but marvel in amazement at how the hand of God had worked in my life over the past few months to get me to this point.
It was Monday morning when this happened. A few months before, the doctors had scheduled an appointment for my dad to have a heart procedure. Unaware of the events that would follow, the appointment that was scheduled months in advanced happened to fall on the Tuesday following the Monday that he has been admitted for his kidney stones. How could that be! One was scheduled months in advanced and the other was a middle of the night rush to the emergency room! Well, the perfect writer writes the perfect stories.
God knew that my dad has these hidden kidney stones. He knew that if he was to do his heart procedure then be in pain for kidney stones, the doctors wouldn’t be able to do anything. So, the Heavenly Father arranged things in away that before my father undergoes the heart procedure he would have to take care of his kidney stones.
This was only one of the things that amazed me. There is more. For some reason I had my nephews car seats in my car. The night before the hospital I was telling my mom that the seats are crowding my car, we decided to put them back in her car, but we didn’t. And so the next morning we went to the hospital, and as my mom stayed with my dad, my sister and her husband went to work, I had to pick up the kids from school. It just so happened that the car seats were conveniently placed in my car.
But wait there is more.... A few months back I was interested in going to a conference in Boston. My plan was to leave on Wednesday to spend a few extra days there. However, that plan was put on hold because of a job offer I received from Lebanon for a summer project. Now, the summer project didn’t work out, and I didn’t book for the conference. Which brings us to the week before the procedure; I was asked to interview for a position I had applied for a few months back. I had intended to schedule the interview for Monday morning (AKA same Monday as the kidney stone incident), but do to scheduling conflicts on their ends it was postponed until Wednesday, yes it’s the same Wednesday I had intended on being in Boston. So basically God permites the Lebanon discussion so that I do not book for the conference. He didn’t allow me to book for the conference because He in His divine providence knew that I would have a job interview that same day. He also knew that my father needed the procedure on Monday and shouldn’t do the one on Tuesday before, and that I couldn’t not attended the interview had it been that same day.
So, God the perfect writer arranged the events so perfectly that everything is resolved at the end though His presence.