With all the controversy this week of the appreciation day at Chick-Fil-A on Wednesday and the "Kiss-In" day on Friday, I decided to go to CFA on Friday of this week to see if there was another story to be told that would perhaps proclaim good news to people. I walked into the restaurant at about 6:52, not quite sure what I would find. The restaurant was fairly crowded, but not with any "same-sex" protestors or anyone who looked like they would kiss at all. I guess they had skipped this restaurant, or perhaps the homosexual community in Montgomery was not interested in making a spectacle of their sexuality.
At about 6:56, I was in line at the counter to get a tea and something pretty dramatic happened. It came out of nowhere and it was not something I've seen in a restaurant before, least not a Chick-Fil-A. There was a woman at the counter about to place her order - and then things went badly for her. She turned around in my direction, her eyes rolled in the back of her head, and she slowly slumped down the side of the counter to the ground. It happened so fast and was so unexpected that, at first, I thought she was joking or something. I moved toward her and she was unresponsive. Fortunately, standing next to us was an off duty fireman. He began to attend to her and said she was having a seizure. People sprung into action. I started to call 911, but the lady behind the counter beat me to it. As the woman who had the seizure began to come to, people all around her were caring for her and encouraging her. I got to pray with her while we waited on the paramedics to arrive. After they got there, I looked around to see if anything else was going on and, since it was not, I left. The lady, Stephanie, was doing just fine at that point. I was probably there about 20 minutes.
There was no protest at Chick-Fil-A last night. No political or social statement. No anger. No division. Just a lady who had a seizure and passed out and a bunch of people rushing to her aid. What happened last night will never make the news and it isn't very controversial, but it was real and significant and I am glad I was there.
Life is full of moments like those. God is always working.