It was a day like any other day. 


I was meeting my friend for dinner at a favorite Italian restaurant, and I was early. 


As I was looking down at the menu, suddenly a beautiful, mocha waitress swirled into the booth seat across from me and exclaimed, “How ya doin’, Pumpkin Pie?!” Immediately I responded, “Hey! I like you!” Much to my delight, I seemed to surprise her as much as she had surprised me. I love that “Do unto others” stuff.


My friend came moments later, and we ordered. As we ate, our waitress checked on us periodically, and we began asking questions to learn her story. The young girl was surprised at our interest but lined out her daily schedule of working at the restaurant four days a week and then attending a beauty school the remaining three days, having just graduated from high school a few months back.


Then, OUT OF THE WILD BLUE, my friend mentioned her daughter-in-law taught math at the young woman’s alma mater. “What’s her name?” she asked. “Mrs. ----,” my friend answered. “NO WAY!” our waitress exclaimed. “Mrs. ---- was my favorite teacher! She is the best! I’ve got to call my friend who is still in her class to tell her I just met Mrs.---‘s mother-in-law!”




My friend offered, “I’ll call ---right now, and you can tell her yourself.”  After ending the call, our new favorite waitress said, “You gotta bring Mrs. --- on one of the days I am working. I would love to see her,” to which my friend replied they would bring the whole family the very next Sunday.


As we were preparing to leave, I looked at my friend and said, “You just never know who God will put in our paths to love. He sure knows what He’s doing!”


Jeremiah 28:17—“’Ah, Lord God! Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for Thee.’” (NASV)