Friday, April 11, 2008
BOG on the Blog!
A while back, some friends of ours asked Kempton to be the speaker for their Youth Ministry's Conference in Dallas, TX. However, the airplane ticket that they purchased was for American Airlines and that airline cancelled many of their flights this week because of some technical issues. So, that left Kempton without a ticket at the last minute. His ticket was changed 3 times before he got the one he would be flying on . The plane was to take him to Milwaukee, WI and then to Dallas. However, there was too much fog for them to land in Milwaukee so they had to fly to Michigan. The Michigan airport didn't have enough planes to fly all the people on to Dallas so they flew them back to Milwaukee. When they got there, the hundreds of people were told that they would be on stand by for the rest of the day, but not to count on anything til in the morning.
Well, our friends were really wondering what they were going to do because Kempton was the main speaker tonight and they didn't have an alternate person. So, we prayed & prayed & prayed.
In the meantime, an older woman overhead Kempton talking on the phone about his plans. She went to him and said, "I want you to have my ticket". She said that she would do whatever she needed to do even if she had to stay in Milwaukee. The airport staff was baffled! They said, "This doesn't happen. There aren't people like this in the world." Fortunately, she was still able to fly on the same plane. The strange thing is when Kempton got his seat on the plane, he saw her walk pass him & wink as she got on the plane. But, when he went to the restroom during the flight, he didn't see her nor did he see her after they landed. Who was she? Was she a real person or an angel?
Earlier when she offered Kempton the ticket, she told him that she served in Prison Ministry. Kempton gave her some Desiring God resources that he had on hand. He told her that she could email him for more resources. Will she email? Does she even exist? Only God knows!
Take a look at the following verses. Isn't it so interesting how it fits the context of this situation.
Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13:1-3.
Well, no matter who she is, God sent her to bless Kempton. God does whatever He wants, whenever He wants, and uses whomever He wants to show off His power & His glory! Praise the Lord!
(For the new viewers of my blog, BOG means Brag On God!)