“Hello ABC Investments. This is Jimmy, can I help you?”
I cleared a frog in my throat. “Yes, I need you to look up my client’s account. Here’s the number.”
I stared at my computer, waiting for answers. “So, how are you today?”
“I am fine. Ah, here’s the account you needed. The client is in Illinois but your office is in California…”
“Yeah, I moved here about two years ago.”
“Do you ever get homesick?” He asked.
My lashes fell and I bit my bottom lip. Mom. I miss my mom.
I murmured back, “Ya, funny you should ask. I miss my mom. She’s been quarantined in the ICU.”
“Oh, so sorry. I know how that hurts. My mom passed about a year ago. It still hurts.” He said solemnly.
My lips sealed like an envelope and then parted. “Aww I am so sorry about your mom. Can I ask why did you ask me if I was homesick?”
“I don’t know…something pushed me. Most investment reps just quickly ask about a transaction but you asked how I was, so I reciprocated.”
I stared at the ceiling. Really God? Was this you ? Did you orchestrate the call?
“Well, I want to thank you for asking. My mom is moving to rehab and is doing better. Thank you for caring. I feel at peace.”
Privately I gave him my information and we connected on Facebook that evening. I felt that night that God sent me my own guardian angel.
As I walked the beach this evening, I reflected on that call. In the time it took for the sun to kiss the day goodnight, Jimmy made a difference. He took a moment. He listened. He responded.
“Draw close to God and he will draw close to you.” James 4:8
Thank you, Jimmy for listening to the Whisper Within. Can you listen to your Whisper Within?