For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.
Live as children of light Ephesians 5:8
On Sunday I was chatting to the lovely Sheila, and she was asking about my training, and then she mentioned a friend of hers, and then referred to her daughter. Unbeknownst to Sheila, her friends daughter and I were at school together.
This evening we had a quiz night at church, and Sheila brought a team with her, including her friend and her friend's daughter. Had Sheila and I not had that conversation on Sunday, and had I not gone up to Sheila's table and chatted to her guests then we could both have been in the same room and been totally unaware. Last time our paths crossed was in the 6th form common room, many years ago. We have probably never given each other a thought since then. We could have walked past each other in the street and been totally in the dark concerning the identity of the other. Today our paths crossed and the light of truth was in that moment and we both recognised it.