Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Smooth

I met a guy a few years ago named Smooth. Odd I know. I first met him through e-mail and on the phone when we talked about some web-site stuff. He is a web designer. I imagined a guy, hold up in his basement, pounding out code in between games of World of War Craft and Slurpee gulps. It turns out that the name is a family thing given in boyhood and not something hastily chosen as a screen name for AOL.
Fortunately, when i did meet him in person, he was a really nice guy. Once I got to know him a little more, it turns out Smooth prays for people...he fights for them and when I need it most, I usually get a perfectly timed voicemail from Smooth that tells me he has been praying for me. My most recent voicemail from my seldom seen friend went a little like this. "Hey Carl. It's Smooth. I am driving my wife's car today and she had your CD in the player. I heard it and started praying for you. See you soon." You cannot put a price on a man who has prayer instincts. Get one in your corner if you can. A brother, who you may not even see or talk to a lot, but has connected with you enough to know when to lift you up and follow that up with a call. I have about four guys in my life like that and everyone of them has helped me bear unnamed burdens and unnumbered hurts. Thanks Smooth. Thanks.

4 comments:

GUARIPOLO said...

i repeated this comment in Glorious Impossible post...

You wrote this song????
Congratulations!!!
I heard a GVB version of it...
Can we use it for our quartet???

Blessings from Chile

Tasha Via said...

He is an awesome guy to have on your side, lifting you up to our Father=)

Smooth said...

Carl!
You're awesome man. I'm glad to know that I've been an encouragement to you. Keep up the good work.

Kelly Via said...

I love to hear sweet words about my wonderful husband. Thanks for the encouraging words, and I am so glad that God has used my husband to pray for you and encourage you. I agree, I think he is the best!