“Something to Ponder.”

There was a pastor who had a storefront church. The pastor’s church was called Almighty God Tabernacle. On a Saturday night several weeks ago, this pastor was working late and decided to call his wife before he left for home. It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife did not answer the phone. The pastor let it ring many times. He thought it was odd that she did not answer, but he decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few minutes. When he tried again she answered right away. He asked her why she had not answered before and she said that the phone did not ring at their house. They brushed it off as a fluke and went on their merry way.

The following Monday the pastor received a call at the church office, which was the phone that he had used on Saturday night. The man he spoke with wanted to know why he had called on Saturday night. The pastor could not figure out what the guy was talking about.

Then the man said “It rang and rang, but I didn’t answer it.” The pastor remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing him, explaining that he had intended to call his wife.

The man said: “That’s OK. Let me tell you my story. You see, I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday night, but before I did I prayed, ‘God, if you’re there, and don’t want me to do this give me a sign now.’ At that point the phone started to ring and when I looked at the Caller ID it said, ‘Almighty God’ and that was sign enough for me.”