Recently my husband and I went home to our High School Reunion where it was attended by around 100 classmates outside at a large farm. All at once I felt a sting and then itching on the back of my neck. At the same time an old friend walked over to me scratching both of her arms and complaining of the insects. I had pointed out a place on my neck which she and my husband said it appeared I had been bitten by a spider.
My friend then told me of medicine and ointment she used when these things occurred and I was reminded that I turn to God in prayer. Walking away lovingly to a quiet place where I could think about not the poison in an insect but in my thoughts; immediately what came to thought was how critical I had been of my old friends because there was so much complaining about past and upcoming surgeries and old age. Judging others had been immediately replaced with Love for everyone and thinking of good times we had had as youngsters.
The next day, there was no evidence of a bite on my neck and it had been about quarter-sized and red and hot! Romans 8:28 states “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Soon I was looking at everyone through God’s/Love’s eyes.