The Lord Said, “Go Home!”

Yesterday when we were set up on the roadside at Denny’s, I had noticed six cars that pulled halfway into the parking lot. Every time a car pulled halfway onto the parking lot apron, it would stop and either back out and drive on or stop and make a U-turn and pull out and go the other direction. This happened throughout the time we were there. Then I heard the Lord say, “Ok, time to go home!” We had only been out for an hour and 45 minutes and I said, “But Lord, should we at least stay until 1:00 like you told Karen?” He said, “Sure.” So I asked Him, “Why are we packing up so soon?” He said, “The people that I told to stop chose not to and went on down the road instead.” We began locking up the cabinets and all of a sudden, I felt a huge amount of grief welling up in my stomach and coming all the way up. I felt myself begin to tear up and I realized I was feeling God’s grief. I asked, “Lord, what if these people come back? WE won’t be here.” He said, “Doesn’t my Word say to seek the Lord while He may be found? [Isaiah 55:6] They chose not to stop and not to be set free, which is why I had you here at this place at this time.” As I stood in the trailer, overwhelmed with grief, I began to sob and said, “Lord, did you say person or people?” He said, “People. I had many people whom I called to stop today to get delivered and set free. But not one of them stopped. They all chose to go down the road instead. Now go home.” All the way home I could feel God grieving over these people and I realized He knew they were not coming back. God had us there at that place and at that time just for them, but they were not willing. In 15 years on the roadside and in many states across the US, this is the first time we have ever had this experience of the grief that God has when people CHOOSE (and that was the word He kept using–they CHOSE) not to obey His promptings. How great is the love of God that He would have us at the right place at the right time to intersect six cars of people to show them how much He loves them and how much He wants to set them free.