Wednesday, January 17, 2007

LET YOUR LIGHT (shoe)SHINE

So I'm flying out of Tulsa Monday morning and have the time to get my shoes shined before my flight leaves. I'm perched high overlooking the crowd as a man about my age approaches the area to be next in line for the shine.

The nice man working on my shoes inquired as to my destination. I told him Lubbock. The man waiting asked me if I lived in Lubbock. I told him that I lived in Tulsa. He said he lived in Lubbock, but is moving to Tulsa Thursday (lights go off in my head to bend this conversation to THE MEMORIAL DRIVE CHURCH OF CHRIST!)

So I inquired as to where he would live and he said Glenpool. He wanted to know where I lived (perfect door I was looking for). I said, "Well, I preach for the MEMORIAL DRIVE CHURCH OF CHRIST AT 9TH AND MEMORIAL, and I live about 17th and Memorial area."

His eyes lit and he began telling me that he was supposed to look up a Church of Christ preacher when he moves here but he couldn't remember the name. He said he was a Methodist and in a Bible study back home with a Nazarene, two Baptists and two Church of Christ preachers. One the the Church of Christ preachers told him to look up a guy who preaches in Tulsa and he paused...and he began fishing through his billfold to find the name. He couldn't find it.

He said, "Well, I just can't remember his name. I'll have to call Wayne and get it. I know he has a ministry with the St. Louis Cardinals and he directs some sort of big workshop that Wayne and I are going to attend."

He paid for my shoe shine and we sat together on both flights to Lubbock!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it! That is so awesome! I love how God works!!!

Anonymous said...

What luck! ;)

Jeanne said...

Oh WOW!!!!!!!! I love how God shows up in you and how you follow His lead!

Anonymous said...

Wow! We live in such a small world. That is truly amazing!

Stoogelover said...

Terry, doesn't this ever stop with you? You've had so many stories of this nature, where you were at the right place at the right time and (to quote a line from Forest Gump) "God showed up"!

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of arriving in South Africa and going to church that first Wednesday night. I was introduced to a young girl from S.A. who would be flying out the next day to OKC. I jokingly said, "well, if you see any Rushes, tell them I said hi." She wanted to know which Rush and I assured her I was joking. Oklahoma was big and she wasn't going to meet my family. After a bit I finally said Terry and Mary Rush.

Her response? "Ha. I just got a letter from Terry Rush yesterday!"

Anonymous said...

God is so amazing!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Terry Rush. Fancy meeting you here in blogger world. Great story!