UncategorizedGabi Grogan

unlikely friendships

UncategorizedGabi Grogan

There is this thing that He does that I just love.This thing that He does just to surprise you.It is sort of like when He sends a Miami girl to the coldest place in Colorado for a year or like when He sends the Public Relations major to be a High School Spanish teacher.It is things like that when you know He is working on something.something greater than any of us even know—orchestrating a story that though may feel odd, has purpose and beauty.It is those unlikely places and those unlikely relationships that I see God the most. Though He is always there, I seem to find Him when I least expect to.like when I see Him…in the eyes of my friend Bekahin the people of Nicaragua that live in poverty and filthin the conversations I have with studentsin the hospital room of my grandmotherin all these places, I see Him. I feel Him. I sense Him.An unlikely friendship has manifested in the last couple of months, and I like to think it is an authentic and lasting friendship—his name is Dr. G, but the kids call him “G”.He is a good, ole country boy—who is gentle, kind, compassionate, warm—sort of like Jesus. He is a vet and a teacher—and I like to think that he is also a healer and a messenger of God. He loves his students well, and he has put me under that same care.He knows the unlikeness of our friendship, and embraces it still.A few weeks ago, when I was scared and afraid, he assured me, “You are too wild, too young, too crazy” (to be sick).So I sent him some words, “…you always come see me and bless me when I am in need of that encouragement.”And these are what followed:E-mail #1: God asked me when I was 8 yrs. old to take care of His animals for Him. I consider young people to be in that category. I told Him that I would, and veterinarians do seem to have a different sense of things. They are used to watching life.E-mail #2: I am still with you….I hope you make the most of your trip there---and be sure to come back.E-mail #3: It is an unlikely friendship, but God sent me to you for both of our benefit. I put you into my heart today and will keep you there until I am over. You will be fine. G An unlikely friendship indeed, but one I hold close to my heart. He shares truth and has blessed me in more ways than I think he even knows, and for that I am thankful for this unlikely friendship.