Relationships

The Night My Roommates Thought He Was Coming Over Just to “Get Some”—but God Showed Up Instead

By Jordan Lee

We met in college just months after I survived a broken heart. He lived in a tiny house behind my apartment complex and one night, after connecting through our mutual friends on social media, he weathered the cold and rain and sleet and hiked over to meet me. I should probably add in here that a part of me didn’t really want him to come over. I hadn’t had a chance to shower after my workout when he announced he was coming to meet me and I was a little bit ashamed of my smell and appearance.

I look disgusting and smell disgusting-er. What a great first impression…

Nevertheless, he knocked on the door and I remember feeling my stomach drop. I froze. He knocked again. Well, here goes nothing!

BAM. There he was. The man who’s name I’d later share.

All my roommates stayed up, just in case the man taller than the door frame was coming over just to “get some”. When we learned that wasn’t quite his intention, my body guards went to bed one by one.

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We talked and talked. It’s as if my appearance didn’t matter. He wanted to know my heart. In one open, honest conversation I felt like I learned more about not only a stranger but also myself. To be honest, had to pee really bad but the conversation was so encouraging to my soul that I didn’t want to get up.

So, my bladder nearly popped but that’s beside the point.

Looking back on that night, I realized something powerful and I want to whisper it to anyone who thinks God has forgotten about them, anyone feeling alone or heartbroken or just really discouraged: I think meeting God is a lot like that. He meets us on our front doorstep, daily. He’s right there, knocking on the door of your heart. He doesn’t care about the stink or grime or shame stuck on you – He just wants to know you. And He’s already done all the heavy lifting and weathered much more than cold and rain and sleet.

Because the God that loves you? He weathered the cross, the cold, the blood, the sweat, and the tears. He’s hiked the hill to calvary, all in pursuit of your heart. You just have to open the door.

Jordan Lee
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Jordan Lee is the creative voice behind the blog, The SoulScripts. She is passionate about seeing women set free by the love of Christ and works to bring them to that through sharing real, raw, and relatable stories and anecdotes with a creative spin. She launched her site in 2015 on a simple premise — to get real, to sort through the lies women believe, and to encourage readers in Truth while offering touches of comic relief along the way. She especially loves to keep it real by speaking openly into real-life struggles and offer encouragement through storytelling because she believes that our stories are the most unifying thing we have. The messy, broken, and imperfect parts of life are the threads that weave us together, reminding us that we are truly not alone. She understands the reality that we all have imperfections, brokenness, and pieces of our lives we’d rather not show. She recently published her first book, WholeheARTed: A Coloring Book Devotional, released this past spring. It is available for purchase via Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Lifeway, and more. When she isn’t writing, you can find her with a coffee in hand as she dives into the Word, jogging through town, and traveling the globe with her husband. You can get to know her more on Facebook, Twitter,or Instagram.

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