I believe in divine moments (DM). Some folks would call them “Lucky moments,” but that just doesn’t do it for me. I’m not sure what “Luck” is quite frankly, but I do know what “Divine Moments” are all about. You’ve probably had them too and they are just so amazing and unbelievably timely. I think it is the timeliness of these moments that shrouds them such mystery. I’ve also heard them called “God Moments.”
Just today for example, we had a DM at our house. We had just arrived home with a new, larger television set for our great room. Watching our fixed-income budget we had prudently (we thought) turned down spending almost $200 to have the store techies come and install it for us. I mean, how hard could it be to take down one TV and replace it with another. There are only so many wires to connect and screws to use to put up the wall mount. Right? And thus, R was going to install it himself. I knew this would take a long time.
I was the first to go into the house toting the wall mount. R was out by the car making ready to tote in the new TV with the help of DD2. I opened the wall mount box and took out a two-foot long series of bags all attached to each other containing several thousand screws, washers, ties, plastic thingies, hex somethings, allen head wrenches (invented I guess by a guy named allen), and only God knows what else. I blanched at all this hardware and immediately rushed outside to find R. I knew we needed help.
Well, as a DM goes there was R talking to the contractor who had installed our first TV and had just finished repairing some flooring issues for us. And, as a divine moment goes, as I walked up to the pair of them I heard R say, “I might need a little help installing our new TV!” Yes, yes I yelled in my head. I then said, “If we ask you to install it would you charge us less than $500?” “Of course,” he laughed. “Come on in,” I said with joy and extreme relief.
Once inside and at the great TV site, D looked over the situation and said it wouldn’t be a problem. R asked, “Are you free this afternoon?” “Yes,” he said. “Thank you Jesus,” I said. And so it went as D dug in and in just over one hour took down our old TV, mounted the new TV, and re-installed the old TV in our bedroom. Total cost? $40! Unbelievable. A four-hour plus job for R done in just over an hour!
The precise divine moment was that the contractor, D, just happened to be finishing up a job across the street at the exact moment that R went out to unload the new TV. D sauntered over to say hello and be friendly when he noticed the new TV in the van…and you know the rest of the story. This kind of timing is not luck my friends, it is divine intervention in my book, or as I like to call them “Divine Moments.” And, if you look for them you’ll be surprised at how many of them you have too!