Not Alone?

2 Kings 6:17 Then Elisha prayed: “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the LORD opened the eyes of the servant, and he saw; the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

Like many writers, occasionally I encounter a dry spell.

This week, for instance, I quickly found the passage that spoke to me and selected a verse. Yet I could not see where it would lead me and how I might illustrate the truth it revealed. I stared at it several times, only to close the file and work on another project. Even when I had discerned a title, the illustration would not be revealed. Finally I went for a walk, hoping God might open my eyes.

A barking dog opened an opportunity to meet a writer of poetry, sitting on her front stoop. As we chatted I learned that she was hoping to get past her writer’s block, that she might see an inspiration. And thus in a few seconds, through a chance encounter of two strangers, our eyes were opened to support we did not realize existed.

When did you find help from an unexpected source?

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