She was finished first and went to the drying area, I followed soon after. Shortly after I sat down she began to talk to me, she thought she recognized me from church. I didn't know her but she was right, we did go to the same church. Our conversation started out fairly casual, we talked about which care group we were in, marital status, children etc...then before I knew it, we were talking about trials that we were experiencing, things we were praying for...we were deep down in the weeds and I'm not even sure how we got there...I didn't even know this person, but we had a common bond.
The thing is, we didn't just talk about the trials and struggles that were going on in our lives we were also encouraging each other in the things that we knew to be true of God. Oh how we need to be reminded of what is true, because we forget so easily. As I was encouraging her, it occurred to me that I needed to take hold of what I was telling her....Remember, he will never leave you or forsake you, he is faithful, he has a plan and a purpose and frequently you will not understand it, he wants us to lose our self sufficiency and be desperate for him...I needed this word as much as she did.
The conversation continued for about twenty minutes, in the end I had a new friend, one I will look for next Sunday. Soon it was time to go, our nails had been dry for quite a while, we were done long before we left, but then you don't just walk out on a divine appointment.