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March 20, 2021: Perfect Timing

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28, NIV).

This verse reminds me that God will work out things in my life for good. And if we listen to His leadings, how many times can He use us to work out good in other people’s lives?

A few years ago, a friend of mine helped me with several projects. I thanked her but felt that I needed to do more to show my appreciation. After a few weeks, I decided to send her flowers. But I didn’t know what type of flower or color she liked.

Little did I know how much my friend needed those flowers. The day she received them, she had been let go from work. Not only were the flowers her favorite type and color, but they were from her favorite florist too. Given this, she didn’t read the card but called her mother, thinking the flowers were from her. Her mother refused the thank you and told her to read the card.

Looking back, it is easy to see that, by listening to God’s leading, I was able to help brighten a friend’s day on the exact day she needed it. And maybe, just maybe, I played a small part in helping things work together for good in her life.

Continue to use me, God, to touch those around me. Amen.

Peggy Jean Lee is an assistant treasurer for the Columbia Union Revolving Fund in Maryland.

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