|A few weeks ago,
I arrived at my doctor's office in another city
for a routine exam. After a few minutes in the
waiting room, I was called in by Susan (not her
real name), my doctor's new nurse. Susan informed
me that the regular nurse had resigned to get
married, and she would be taking her place.
I had never met Susan prior
to this day, so for a few minutes, we exchanged
only small talk and pleasantry's during the
pre-exam that she performed. Afterwards, she said
the doctor would be by in few moments, and she
After the doctors
exam, Susan re-entered the room and said if I
would proceed down the hall to the nurses
station, they would set up my next appointment. I
thanked her and started to leave the room.
At this point, she
takes my arm and says, "Keith, may I ask you
a personal question?"
course", I replied.
Christian, aren't you?" she asked.
am!" I said.
Throwing her hands
in the air, she says with enthusiasm, "Oh, I
just knew it! The Spirit just told me!"
To which I eagerly
replied, "Then that makes you my
A huge smile
breaks across the face of this young lady as she
answers, "Yes, yes I am!"
I told her she had
to come to the waiting room and meet my wife. I
called Nita to us, both Susan and I standing
there with smiles on our faces. I introduced
Susan to Nita as our sister in the Lord, and told
Nita what had happened. They shared an embrace,
tears welling up in their eyes as we all relished
in this incredible moment our wonderful Holy
Spirit had Divinely provided.
Nita and I praised
Father and thanked the Holy Spirit all the way
home that afternoon. After calling a dear
brother, who is a Pastor, and telling him the
story, he immediately pointed me to this verse:
Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit,
that we are the children of God:" (Romans
The Holy Spirit
will Divinely identify one Christian to another,
so that we can not only know we are His, but we
can also know who is our brother or sister within
Father's family. I don't know why the Holy Spirit
led Susan to this identification that day.
Possibly, time is growing so short, that He is
beginning to reveal one to another as the Church
is being gathered.
I don't know why
it happened...but I praise God, my Father, that