My need for a ride to the airport left me wondering from whom in my church I could get a ride. Not long after, my neighbour met me outside and asked how I was getting to the airport for my trip (since he already knew from earlier conversations). I told him that I did not know yet. His next response was filled with curiosity when he asked why I had not thought of him. Of course, the idea of leaving at 5 am for the airport seems to limit your options to a select group of drivers. But he reminded me that he was always up at that time….and proceeded to remind me that I knew this fact.
This led to an invitation to have him over for supper. As we prepared to sit down for a meal, I led a prayer as is the custom in our household. This was not so for him and his household. In addition to giving thanks for the gift of food, I prayed for his three children, by name. Following the prayer, I noticed him subtly wiping away a couple of tears as he re-positioned his chair and regained his composure.
Simple opportunities can sometimes be easily overlooked when we could be naturally loving our neighbours.”