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How Jesus Speaks to Us Bill came back to the classroom in Old Main where the amazing chalkboard message appeared 30 years earlier.  "Walk the path of the heart.  Take the road less traveled".  The black chalkboards have since been replaced with whiteboards. Bill Griffin, 2015
Bill came back to the classroom in Old Main where the amazing chalkboard message appeared 30 years earlier. "Walk the path of the heart. Take the road less traveled". The black chalkboards have since been replaced with whiteboards.

It felt like a direct answer to my question. I felt a feeling of caring towards me from a being greater than me, a being who was capable of knowing my thoughts, and lining up events to help me understand that this was an intentional event.


When I was in my early 20's I went every Friday to a folk dancing event in the Old Main building on the campus of Wayne State University. I was not a committed Christian at that time, but was researching out of curiosity. I had just finished a popular book titled "The Road Less Traveled" by Dr. Scott Peck. It discusses in easy-to-follow language the options for living, loving, and spirituality. It presents Christianity in a favorable light.

During a break in the dancing, I left the gymnasium to go find a quiet classroom to think. I walked into this quaint old (built in the1930's, I'd guess) classroom with large black chalkboards on all four walls. The three sides I noticed had been recently cleaned after Friday's last class and Old Main on Wayne State Universitys campusOld Main building on campus of Wayne State U,were perfectly black. I sat there in silence for about 10 minutes just thinking about that book and what it was saying, wondering if I should give it any credibility. I decided to go back to the dance, and for the first time faced the wall that had the classroom door in it. On the large black chalkboard on that otherwise clean wall was a single phrase: "Walk the path of the heart. Take the Road Less Traveled".

I was stunned. Was not sure what to make of how that happened. It felt like more than a coincidence. It felt like a direct answer to my question. I felt a feeling of caring towards me from a being greater than me, a being who was capable of knowing my thoughts, and lining up events to help me understand that this was an intentional event.

I did not immediately become a Christian at that point. It was a few years later, and a few more interesting coincidences. Coincidences that happened seemingly as a result of my own inquisition into Christ.

Bill Griffin
Royal Oak, Michigan


How Wtness.org found out about this story: Bill Griffin, managing editor, reports this personal experience.

 

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