Four years ago, Paul and Ali Smoot moved from Indiana to south Florida while I was going through the most difficult time of my life. Why was God moving my best friend away at this time?
That Fall, I retreated to their house for a week, figuring time with the Smoots would be about as close as I could get to God while trying to sort things out. It was an ideal sanctuary where I spent most of my time on their lanai, watching the lake behind their house and trusting that God was up to something special.
One day, I answered the door and met their neighbor, Frank. After he borrowed something from Paul and headed home, Ali told me that Frank was a Miami police officer and shared a little bit about his family. She and Paul had already been praying for them and their relationship with Jesus.
Fast forward to today.
About thirty people from The Pursuit family gathered around that very same lake this afternoon and watched Frank be baptized by Paul.
How amazing for Frank's wife to know that he loves God so much. What an example for his two sons and daughter. What a testimony to the power of prayer.
Because God says so in His word, we trust that He works all things for good for those who love Him. That said, we may not always have the opportunity to see the good happen right before our eyes while still on this earth. Today, God gave Matt, me and the Smoots the thrill of getting a complete answer to so many questions about things that have transpired in lives over the past decade. Who knows what He's up to that we don't see!