Wednesday, January 26, 2011

So today I felt like God gave me a slap on the wrist and rightly so

So, I'm sitting with my friend Hannah at the MU. She's tapping away on her Mac right beside me as I type away on mine.

We had finished catching up on what happened or did not happen over break. We were working on creating her blog when all of a sudden this guy and girl sat down at the booth behind us. Pretty normal, right? Nothing you would normally even give a second thought, but then the girl started speaking. Hannah and I immediately froze and shared a look that screamed "are you serious?!" She had the most high-pitched, nasally, child-like voice I think I've ever heard. I couldn't help but laugh through the pain. It sounded like nails on a chalkboard. I was thinking, "This poor guy!" A thousand other thoughts raced through my mind.... Were they on a date? If so, it would probably be the last. She talked about some random things like Eistein's coffee and how she liked all the flavors. I mean I knew what I was thinking was horribly cruel and ungodly, but it was my initial reaction I'm ashamed to admit. Hannah struggled right beside me.

So, why am I telling you this? Well, God was quick to respond to my ugliness. The guy and girl pulled out their Bibles and started reading. Whoosh. It felt like a slap on the wrist. Not a good feeling. Here I am mocking her, pitying him and being a horrible example to my friend, and they end up reading scripture! Definitely felt small after that. Total conviction. So to the young lady at the booth behind me, I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I was judgmental, rude and most of all unloving. Good thing the Lord won't hold it against me but use it to grow me. :)

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