Do you recognize a “God Moment”?

I was privileged to have a radio interview on an ABC affiliate in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Ruth Bachman interview on Problems and Solutions with Cathy Blythe

The next day I received an online order for my book, Growing Through the Narrow Spots, from a person in Albert Lea, MN.  I happily filled the order and mailed it off.  Within a week I received this lovely testimonial:

Ruth, I just wanted to say thank you so very much for your inspirational story. Totally a God moment that I was in my car one morning and heard you on the radio. I am never in my car at that time of the day. I have just received your book and when I opened it you had signed it to me!

You see my husband just passed away 6 months ago and I am struggling through many narrow spots and reading grief books. Looking for answers and anything to take away the emotional pain … as you stated in your book. Then here I hear about your book… something to read for me! and for my journey through and beyond cancer!!
You have touched my soul and I just want to say thank you again for sharing your story and your inspiration. I have found that your book hits home for both my grief and my wellness of living on without my soul mate and the father of our three children. Who knows maybe the next God moment will bring us to the same place at the same time.

You have touched my heavy heart and for that I thank you.

I have often found myself looking at moments like the one described here as coincidence, happenstance, synchronicity and yes, sometimes I say “That was a God touch.”  Ascribing significance to a seemingly random event may not be an activity you dabble in, but I find that it reminds me to be more present in the moment; recognizing the beauty in a person, place or thing that catches my attention.  In response, I may pause, smile,  “hmm,” or  lift up a prayer of gratitude.  Whatever the circumstance, I know I am always better for having taken the time to relish what has transpired.  I would welcome a God Moment that might bring me together with this reader.

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