Rick volunteers with prison ministries, and in his work has become friends with a pastor of a store front church. The pastor's church is called "Almighty God Tabernacle".
On a Saturday night several weeks ago, the pastor was working late and decided to call his wife before he left for home. It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife didn't answer the phone.
The pastor had let it ring many times. He thought it was odd that she didn't answer. He decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few minutes. When he tried again, she answered right away. He asked her why she hadn't answered before, and she said that the phone had not rung. They brushed it off as a fluke.
The following Monday, the pastor received a call at the church office, which was the phone that he'd used that Saturday night. The caller wanted to know why he'd called on Saturday night. The pastor couldn't figure out what the man was talking about.
Then the man said, "It rang and rang, but I didn't answer." The pastor remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing him, explaining that he'd intended to call his wife.
The man said, "That's OK. Let me tell you my story. You see, I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday night, but before I did, I prayed, 'God if you are there, and you don't want me to do this, give me a sign now.' At that point my phone started to ring. I looked at the caller ID, and it said, 'Almighty God'. I was afraid to answer!"
This is too good not to share. We never know what some small action of ours will do or who it might affect. God Bless!