© 2018 Bill Murphy
A Facebook friend posted a funny this morning… about when seeing a recent photo of an old high school squeeze, do you think, “I dodged the bullet on that one!”
I’ve often wondered about that… what if I actually had dodged the bullet? What if I had listened to my parents? What if I had known then what I know now? I know my life would have been different. But how different? I’m very satisfied with how it is today… but would I – could I – have had this life today… if I had not had that life way back then?
Back then, 1957, 58, 59… there was a young girl, Carol Ringer, who lived over eleven-hundred miles away, in a quaint bedroom community just outside Philadelphia, PA. Hers was a happy, care-free, country club life style… vacationing on Cape Cod… shopping in NYC… far, far removed from the likes of Bill Murphy. But she too was struck by a bullet… the unexpected death of her father. She too would have preferred to have dodged that bullet.
It took a full decade… of both of us suffering from our individual ‘bullet wounds’ for us to somehow, some way, miraculously meet. The fact that we fell in love was no miracle… for we believe that it was meant to be. The miracle was in the meeting.
So you ask, “If you had it to do all over again, would you?” The simple, truthful answer is yes!
Of course, we’d prefer that we’d not been subjected to those bullet wounds which eventually brought us together. But we must admit, for that to have happened… that would have been a true miracle!
I don’t have to understand everything in life… I don’t need a detailed explanation for every detail. All I need to know is that God is still on His throne, and that HE is in control, and that He knows what He’s doing. I also know that He loves me, and that He knows what’s best for me… and that He’ll lead me to the still waters to drink my fill… if I’ll only allow Him to take the lead.
And if the enemy takes a shot at me… my God is the Master of healing bullet wounds!