God’s Guest List by Debbie Macomber (ISBN#978-1-4391-0896, Howard Books, 2010) is an unexpected guide into considering the people that God has brought into my life. Mrs. Macomber shares stories of family, friends, co-workers, employees, and even strangers who have been invited by God into her life. Each chapter has several short stories, notes from the author on what she has learned, and “RSVP” notes on putting what we learn into action.
I admit that I had not put organized thoughts about the intentional way that God has brought people into my life. I spent much of my time in this book with a small smile on my face as I remembered and then thanked God for those He has brought into my life. I am also taking Mrs. Macomber’s example of looking with expectation into those I meet, wondering if they too are invited by a Father who loves me so very much.