Michael W. Smith Shares Miraculous 'Divine Interruption' After Touring Setback
Christian singer-songwriter Michael W. Smith says God prevented him from getting on a plane so that he could have a miraculous evangelistic encounter. In a video posted to his official YouTube channel titled "A Divine Interruption ...," Smith says he was prevented from flying to Johannesburg, South Africa, for a concert after a problem arose with his passport. Though the issue wasn't resolved for another couple days, Smith says he resisted the temptation to get angry or frustrated.
Instead, he says, "I remember walking out of the airport in Atlanta, while my whole team is pulling away from the gate and coming to South Africa—except the artist—and I thought, 'God, you must have somebody I'm supposed to meet. I'm supposed to have an encounter with somebody.' So I sort of embraced it."
Smith took an Uber to his hotel and, on the drive, began speaking with his Uber driver, named Reuben. He learned Reuben had walked away from his Christian faith as an adult, and Smith was able to share the gospel with him.
Later, as Reuben drove away, Smith says he thought, "That's why I missed my flight. So it was all worth it, just for that one guy. ... God just had a plan, you know? I never could have orchestrated that one, but He's in all the details of our lives. Every day. He wants to do something, and we've just got to pay attention to it. A lot of times we just get busy, and we get frustrated, and then the writing's on the wall. Every day's supposed to be a critical and a wonderful day for somebody. So I'm glad I'm paying attention to that more as I get older and ... wiser. You start to say, 'Don't let me miss it.'"
Watch Smith's full testimony and story here.