Just as the waiter was setting her lager on the table, her cell phone began to ring. Reggie thanked him and dug out the phone. ”Unknown Number” it read. Upon answering, she got the shock of her life! A voice said, “Wonder what you’re supposed to do with that money, huh?”
“Oh my God, who is this? How and what do you know about this wallet and money?!” Regina asked in total disbelief.
“Who this is isn’t the important part of this conversation that we are about to have! You are just supposed to listen to what I tell you to do. Were you not just asking God about His plans for you on this trip?!”
“How could you know that? I’m NOT talking to God on a cell phone, this I know!” Reggie was now sputtering her words. The waiter arrived with her food and gave her an odd look that told her he had overheard what she had said. With a weak smile, she thanked him.
The voice on the other end of the phone was chuckling at what she had said. “If God wanted to call you on your cell phone, do you think that He couldn’t do it? What kind of faith is that?! He uses all different means to talk to us, whatever He feels you will accept. Why not a phone call?”
“Are you telling me this is God?” she was flabbergasted at what was said.
“NO! I didn’t claim to be Him, I just asked a question. Now, listen to what I’m about to tell you and don’t get bogged down with the details. It is not for you to question or try to figure out in that analytical mind of yours, you are only to act upon it! Have you not heard of the term ‘stepping out in faith’?”
“Yes! Of course I have or I would not be on this train in the first place!! Go on and tell me what I’m doing here.” Reggie’s voice was a little tense now. “Really,” she thought silently, “what a stupid thing to ask me when I board a plane in America, fly to Italy, visit the Vatican, and then board a train all because I heard a voice tell me to!!”
“Alright then, here goes. I’m on a journey of faith here too! I was in prayer one day last week when I was told to fly to Germany and visit the concentration camps. I wasn’t sure why I was supposed to do this but it was a very emotional and moving experience. Then I was told to board the train that you are now on. When I saw you embark, I was told that you were the next in line for this journey and my part was almost done. I had been told to bring $5,000 in an old wallet and place it in your luggage compartment as soon as you were asleep.”
“Wow, this is really freaking me out!! So you are American too?”
“Yes, I am. But that immaterial, don’t get sidetracked! Now you are supposed to take that money and get off at the next stop. Check into a hostel and you will be given further directions from there.”
“By who? The people at the hostel? When? When I arrive?”
“I don’t know any of that, I’m just telling you my part of this and that’s all I know! I was told to go home and continue praying for the next step of my faith journey.” the voice was gentler now. “Good luck and God bless you!” and with that the line was dead… to be continued
Teresa Marie 5/14/12 ©
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