The doctor brought her down the hall to one of our pastor's who knows something about disabilities and who has an adult in her house for whom an attendant is hired. The pastor talked to the woman for a while and then took her next door to the pastor's house to meet the attendant that was working at her house that day.
Later in the day another person wandered into the church hoping to pray with someone and so one of our pastor's walked her down to the Sanctuary where they prayed and talked.
We are always on the look out here at Parker Lane for Holy Interruptions. Sometimes they come in the form of someone needing an ear or a prayer. Sometimes they come in the form of a child crawling down the hallway. We believe that God is in the business of "holy interruptions" to our ordinary days. Without interruption we might get caught within our own agenda or "to do" list and we might never see what God is opening up in the neighborhood or inside the walls.
It might be easier for us to accept interruptions because they so often come from people that we don't know well. There is so much going on at this church that we can count on strangers showing up here that might be in need of prayer, or a listening ear. What we do know is that when we get too busy with the work or the church to tolerate any interruptions we are probably straying from God's claim on us. And when there is no chance for interruption by our neighbors because we keep our buildings locked or because there is no activity on the campus we are actively working against God's plans for redemption in our neighborhood.