I had an unusual, almost unbelievable experience at The Holy Land Experience in Orlando, FL.
We were a group of 100+ seniors from this church. A rainy day, we stayed inside all afternoon for the live dramas representing the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These dramas were quite exciting with vivid colors and lights, stirring loud music, and dancing for the enacted Bible stories of healing and miracles during the time of Jesus. After the Hallelujah, the large audience proceeded through foyers to the waiting buses. About an hour down the highway I noticed that the diamond gemstone in my 56-year-old wedding ring set was missing. I searched my seating area in the motor coach as well as my purse, pockets, and jacket to no avail. I decided I probably lost the gemstone in the theater foyer as I struggled to put on my damp rain jacket and where hundreds had also walked through to exit.
Early the next morning, I reached the group sales specialist who had booked this event for us. He listened to my sad story, asking where I had been seated and how I exited the building. He said he would go quickly to look in those areas before the crowd of people would enter for the day. This sales specialist called me within an hour, telling me he had found “something”, he thought it might be it. He emailed me a picture of the little gemstone. Oh! The thrill I had seeing my missing stone in the photo! He said he found it under a picture of Jesus in the exit foyer where I had put on my rain jacket. He said he had laid on his belly and scanned the sparkling marble floor with a flashlight. Arrangements are being made to return my little gemstone, so precious to me.
Jesus taught love and care for each other; this salesman showed as much to me when he took time to listen and look. Amazing? Yes. A miracle? Well, yes; it surely brought new meaning to The Holy Land Experience for me!