It is strange how things break into our life at times. We go along in our routine, then all of a sudden something unusual pops up. We generally think it will be bad news, but not always. An unexpected person or situation will come along needing our time and attention. Often, our Lord is presenting us with an opportunity, testing our judgment, asking us to use wisdom, moving us out of our comfort zone, looking for courage, or maybe all of these. It is easy to function in the routine of life. I am certainly one who is happy with this. But it is the unexpected that presents us with opportunities for ministry and growth. The Lord has His ways of opening our eyes and stretching our hearts. It is in these times that we can come closer to Him and bring honor to His name.