A friend reminded me today of a very important moment in my life. One of those moments where at the time it seems inconsequential and ordinary and there is no way you could possibly comprehend the impact it will have.
For me it was February 26, 1992. I am just out of college. New life, new opportunities, but same old me and same old life. I had no relationship with God, no faith. I was heavily into the occult and living a pleasant life. I had no particular reason to change things.
One of my favorite television shows was Quantum Leap. I watched it regularly. On this day, I watched the show like always. I really enjoyed it. But it was the last segment of the show that would stick with me forever.
I would like to say that I had a life changing moment where I gave my life to Christ and all was right. But it didn’t happen that way and I wouldn’t even recognize what really happened for almost 20 years.
In the last scene, the main character, a young girl, steps into her father’s church after a period of emotional separation. As she walks into the church she begins to sing, “His eye is on the sparrow.” I remember being particularly touched by the song. I had never heard it before. Over the next years I would always be drawn to that episode and searching for that song. God used a popular prime time television show to begin His love song to me. I would be drawn closer to him from that day forward. And, perhaps because I am particularly stubborn, (Amen says my husband) it wasn’t until 19 years later that I would respond to that call of love.
Praise God for his loving pursuit, his gentle persuasion, and eternl love song. Here is a link to the popular prime time worldly television show that started my love affair with God.
The scene begins at 36:50