Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Mark 9:24

Wrong is Right

When I was a kid, my family got into a silly mood often
and we started firing off the right/wrong statements. Such as, “Right church, wrong pew”, “Right pew, wrong church”. Then we had “Right shoe, wrong foot”, “Right foot, wrong shoe”. You get the picture. We had so many of them I could be found rolling on the floor in a fit of laughter. The kind of laughter that made me hold my stomach while wiping tears from my eyes and at the same time attempting to catch my breath. Reminiscing, I still snicker under my breath and a smile pulls up the corners of my mouth. Such simple silliness.

Have you ever found yourself in the right place at the wrong time, or at the right time, but in the wrong place? These really do happen. In the news recently, a man was walking his dog on a path they do not normally take for their daily walk. The dog ventured about three feet off the path and began to alert his master of something unusual. The master walked over and realized his dog came upon a newly born baby still sporting an umbilical cord. This precious little girl was found in the fetal position covered by a few leaves. The authorities have been called, the baby is doing well in the hospital and the young mother will face charges for her wrongful treatment of this innocent little baby.

This man, with his dog, may have started out their walk thinking he was walking at the right time, but in the wrong place. But all the while, God led him to be in the wrong place at the right time.

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

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