Monday, November 24, 2008

my day off

Well, first of all I was hoping to post extensively about our weekend with Rick Muchow, but I was not able to get the pictures and I would like to wait for those. I guess it will have to wait for tomorrow's post. Sorry! It was a blast!

Today was an interesting day to say the least.

Do you ever go through those periods of time where you feel very sensitive to God's spirit? That is how I have been feeling lately. I don't mean that in an "I'm so great God wants to work in my life" way, just an awareness that something is coming... and I need to pay attention.

Our weather was truly miserable today, a constant rainy mist filled the sky. As I stopped by the church to pick up some things from the weekend, I noticed a very wet 'homeless looking lady' crossing the church parking lot. I felt I should offer her a ride, but as I approached she went into a store, so I went on my way.

As soon as I turned out of the church lot and onto a side street, I saw another elderly lady with a cane trying to carry a bag of groceries. She could hardly walk because there was no sidewalk and she had her cane up in the yard as she walked down the street. I was in a line of traffic and was unable to pull over, so I turned into the first driveway and waited for her to approach. When she got within hearing distance I rolled down my window and asked if I could give her a ride. She waved her cane in the air pointing to the apartments behind me. She didn't need my help.

Next I went into the grocery store. Can I just say I don't think people wait until the day after Thanksgiving to shop any more, traffic was horrible and the store lot was jammed. It was 3:00 in the afternoon, doesn't anyone work? I found a parking spot and hurried inside. As I finished I needed only one more thing, milk, and we all know where they keep the milk. In the very back of the store!

As I made my way to the back, I noticed a lady in a wheel chair that just sat a few feet from the milk cooler where everyone kept stepping in front of her. She looked perplexed. I asked her if I could help her with anything. She declined. She said that she was trying to decide what she needed and she would be fine. Man, I couldn't be a good Samaritan no matter how hard I tried!

OK God, what are you trying to tell me? Were my motives wrong, I didn't set out to save anyone today, opportunities just kept passing my path.
I thought they were opportunities from the Lord. Were they just coincidences? Would I have been proud if I had "saved" someone? I don't think so, it just seemed like they needed me. I think I would have just felt very happy to serve someone. Oh well, I guess all I can do is to begin tomorrow the same way as today, available.

We will see what God has in store for tomorrow.

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