I don’t ever remember God physically giving me a hug. I mean, a real – live – tangible hug that you can actually FEEL. If He ever did, I didn’t realize it was HIM. But, the other night, HE did just that & I KNEW it was Him!! Her name is Regina, she is a cashier at Wal-Mart. I only had about 3 or 4 items to purchase. Typically I would go through the self check-out lane – I usually do. This night, I wanted a candy bar, a particular kind, I went to a couple of the registers up front looking for it. I couldn’t find it, but I happened to be right there at Regina’s register, so I just put my items on the belt. She said “Hello, how are you?” I responded with my typical answer, to stranger & acquaintance alike, “Fine, thanks”. She looked at me in the face, I was getting a pack of gum, she said “are you ok?” “Yes ma’am, thank you”, I replied. She said “God bless you”, “thank you & God bless you as well.” By this time she had finished ringing up my items, I was paying with my card & when I turned around, there she was, on my side of the counter. She handed my bags to me & said “You don’t know me, but my name is Regina” she held out her arms & gave me a tight hug – I hugged back & began to cry. “Thank you”, I said through my tears. She said “it’s all going to be ok. I could just sense that you needed a hug today.” Again, I thanked her & she blessed me in the name of the Lord once again. I blessed her in return & walked out of the store. Now, if that wasn’t God Himself wrapping HIS arms around me through this precious, obedient soul then I don’t know what it was! HE wanted to let me know that HE hasn’t forgotten me. HE knows right where I am & HE LOVES ME!!! I grow so weary on this journey. I am exhausted, I am sad, I question things – GOD. I really just want to curl up somewhere & hide most of the time – God knows all of this. He hasn’t gone anywhere. His Word tells me in Deuteronomy 31:6 “… I will never leave you nor forsake you.” He is still right there, watching out for me & that night He even physically hugged me! All I know to say is THANK YOU JESUS!! Thank you for hugging me – I needed it!!!
Have you ever experience God with skin on?? Tell me about it.