Over the past year, my team has been collecting stories and moments when God clearly stepped into rescue us. During a recent offsite meeting, we brainstormed memories of when the project was about to crash and burn “but God” stepped in and everything continued as normal.
We just had another one today. It was an interesting collection of random events that led to the crisis. A server had the wrong configuration value and the entire system was poised to fly completely off the rails. “But God” stepped in and it wasn’t that bad.
We had backed up the production system just a few days ago and installed it on the beta system. Just to make sure it wouldn’t accidentally email anyone, we pointed every email address at my personal email account. So, when the production system was accidentally pointed at the beta system, I started getting emails.
Only five messages failed to go out to their intended audience. And, none of our 10,000 users had any idea that anything wasn’t working properly. That can only be attributed as a rescue from the creator of the universe.
Coincidence? Maybe. But I’m sticking to my definition.
How about you? Can you recognize when God rescues you? Or, are you too stubborn to notice when he protects you?
Thanks for listening.