On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 6:35 AM, michael goldsmith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Today I thought I had an appointment with a pastor to discuss part of my third book “The man who built the Cross.”
The weather was terrible up here in northern Minnesota. I went anyway. On the way to the meeting I really had a need to stop at McDonalds on the arrowhead road. The problem the need for me to stop was not what I thought it was. As I walked in I could see through a glass to my right a man praying over his lunch and making a sign of the cross. As I walked by to get my coffee I thanked him for being willing to pray in public over his meal. I got my coffee and went back and asked if I could join him as he was sitting alone. We talked for a few moments and I asked him if he liked to read. Getting a resounding yes I went to my car and grabbed a copy of Eli. When I came back I told him I was the author. He suddenly got a huge smile on his face and opened up to me like I was really not expecting. He shared how he had messed up his life after Vietnam and a priest had led him back to Christ. He kept looking at Eli saying how beautiful the book was. I had him read the top of page 25 and he nodded his approval. He then told me he was going to get a biopsy on his leg. Something about a war wound when he was in Nam. I asked him if I could pray for him. We prayed for a few moments and I saw relief come over his face. He started to smile. I felt I was supposed to “comp” him a copy of Eli because of his service and what he was going to go through. He would have nothing of that. We spent a few more moments together. When I signed Eli I put my phone number in it and asked him to keep in touch. Friends and Family I ask for prayers for Joey. Don’t know what he has to go through. I do know he has been through a lot already. This was one of those “divine” appointments that Father puts together. This man seems healthy. Just don’t know about the legs.
Pray for Joey.