I’ve been in a couple of Bible study groups
Where the leader asks
Who would like to share about a time when God answered your prayer?
And I have a go-to story for a question such as this
Want to hear it?
In the summer before my junior year of college
I was hanging out at a friend’s house
Sitting in his living room, watching TV
When he looked over at me and said
I heard that Cheryl Waite and her boyfriend broke up
Huh, I said
But, now that I think about it
It was probably more of a Hmm than a Huh
And from that day forward
I began to pray that Cheryl Waite would be my wife
Weird, I know
But I did it anyway
Prayed like a champion
Until the fall
When I was hanging out in my dorm
On the very first day of the semester
The very first day, mind you
And Cheryl Waite walked by
After helping some guy carry his stuff down the hall
The Cheryl Waite
And she gave me a smile
And a side hug
And a How was your summer?
And, as they say
The rest is history.
"She was riding along a red dirt ridge to the south sitting with her hands crossed on the pommel ... That's my heart yonder, he told the horse." - Cormac McCarthy in No Country for Old Men