[Risk No. 663] Laurel swapped out with our original server while a friend and I sat outside on a joyfully warm spring day at ML Rose. I wasn’t receiving any specific or obvious revelation about her but I wanted to encourage her either way.

I saw her as someone delivering joy and who God had gifted with a special measure of joy. Asked if I could bless her. “Uh, I guess so?” I know this is awkward but God is crazy about you and loves you. Held her hand and prayed a quick blessing over her. Thanked her for her service to us.

Asked about pain. No pain. Kind of awkward but mostly smiles and encouragement.