Surprising God

I like to say God is surprising. No matter how good I think God is it turns out she/he is better. When I worked at the Mission there was a very elderly retired Baptist preacher that liked to sit in the chapel.His name was Henry. I loved him dearly.

One day I was walking up the aisle from behind him. He was sitting on the aisle. As i went by him I clapped him on the shoulder and said “God is Good Henry” and continued walking past him.

After i took a few more steps I realized he hadn’t responded. Suddenly I was afraid I had hurt him. I turned around and walked back to him apologizing. He didn’t say anything but he had a deeply thoughtful look on his face and said “He’s better than that George”.

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