Our Wedding Day
this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his
wife and the two shall become one flesh. Eph. 5:31
We are celebrating
our ten year wedding anniversary this summer!
is what happened: Many
people from our church were attending this conference be
going to as well.
The conference went as planned and had some high points but for me (Bryan) something seemed unfulfilled, though I didnt know what. Things were starting to wind up fast though, and the last meeting was quickly approaching.
I saved a seat in the front for this last meeting and thats when strange things started happening.
Returning from the break, I came in to find all the stuff Id put on my seat gone. It had been thrown into a big pile, along with hundreds of others things in a corner.
Apparently during the break, the ushers had gone into a legalistic fit regarding the evils of seat-saving and had taken everyone's stuff and thrown it into a massive pile. Which just resulted in a lot of agitated people who couldnt find their things. But God uses everything for good, even things that can be frustrating and seem ridiculous at the time.
I finally located all my stuff and decided Id go sit in the rafter seats with the pigeons after that experience.
However, as I was passing by the front rows,which were now full, something strange happened.
Some guys I d never met called to me as I walked by. I thought they were mistaking me for someone else, but they were insistent that I come talk to them. They told me that I should sit in a seat they had there because they saved seats and then prayed who they should give them to. They felt strongly when they saw me that I should sit there in the one seat they had left. It seemed quite unusual... but Why not? I thought.
Even with persecution awaiting them from the ushers should they be caught, these guys carried on their unique little ministry undercover. Id never seen anything quite like it but God certainly used it! I sat down and looked around and thought: Three rows from the front is nothing to complain about. Then I noticed something even more interesting, Hmm, Im sitting next to that cute girl Id noticed at the Vineyard that one time.
We were now sitting next to each other and it wasnt long until we got to talking and then spent much of the meeting talking and finding out how much we had in common, including being called to missions .
Mercedes was also sitting next to her mother who whispered into her ear when we
met: I think I just met my future son-in-law.
An impression whose fruit proved it was a word from the
Bryan praying for some kids in Mexico who were baptized in the Holy Spirit