Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:2 KJV)
I have told this story before but it's one I like telling. I'll tell it again to you guys "in the furtherance of joy" or "so that your joy might be perfect" (John 15:11 AB).
So it happened that Susan and I were returning from this one gig where we were serving hot dogs and we end up in a traffic jam but this traffic jam is a parade. We were like uh.....gee maybe we should just start selling? It's like what's a hot dogger in a traffic jam? MAKING MONEY IS WHAT so it's like serendipitous. This isn't a problem, it's an opportunity!
So we set up on this corner and I automatically set up the "situational awareness" thing. Every good street hot dogger takes everything on his block into account, we watch everything and everybody. It's part security and part good salesmanship.
From like 3 blocks down I see this guy walking. But he's not just walking. His body english says that he has got someplace that he needs to be at and it ain't here. He will walk through a brick wall or anything or anybody to get there. I could see POWER radiating from him from 3 blocks away.
And here he comes closer and closer and I know. My ancestors are alarming. You know how you sometimes feel like a swarm of beez is buzzing over your head and telling you something is about to happen? Those are your ancestors. So SOMETHING IS GONNA HAPPEN AND i DON'T KNOW WHAT.
And he is now close. He is upon us. And he looks pretty rough. He's sunburned. He's unshaven. And this guy walks right up to a garbage can and starts to rummage through it and he's trying to find a bottle or a can with any kind of fluid in it.
OK did the universe ever put you in a position to be exactly who somebody needed at just the right time?