With a day left before heading to the States for this year's JV college recruitment trip, I wanted to go to a beautiful spot (since fall is gorgeous here right now) and pray outside while in our online Josiah Venture Prayer Room.
I couldn't think of a prettier spot to go than this.
This pretty reservoir in the village of Baška is only a ten minute drive from our home. But it always feels like I'm a world away when I'm here.
I headed up to that bench to overlook the reservoir as I prayed.
I felt like I was touching heaven as I sat interceding for my JV family from that spot.
And then...it happened.
This man rode up on an old-time motorcycle, complete with leather hat and goggles.
He got off his bike and walked directly over to me and asked, "Do you mind if I set out all my things here? It's not problem to me if you stay. I won't bother you at all."
He then proceeded with a one-sided conversation as he pulled out his fishing gear, piece by piece, telling me about fishing here in this spot.
I didn't know whether to be mad or laugh! His presence was definitely NOT conducive to a holy moment of communion with my Father, nor what I'd planned for this hour!
So while everything in me wanted to be there in that spot, I just couldn't make it work so got up off my bench and politely said goodbye.
As I walked towards the parking lot to my car, I'm not kidding when I tell you I could still hear him talking to me saying it was okay if I stayed!🤣 🤣 🤣
Aw well, so much for that good idea!
Goodbye for now beautiful fall in this part of the Czech Republic!