Okay! It has happened again! When will I learn? Wondering what I’m talking about…then read on!
I woke up a little late today and had to speed up my routine. That is usually a precursor to an impatient, and chaotic morning fo rme. I just knew that I was going to run into gawkers on the road (sight seeing on a Monday morning?) and would be slowed even further. Stopping at my local McDonald’s, where if I time it right, I never have to wait to get my coffee. I pulled into the lot scanning the 2 drive-thru lanes, window down trying to hear which one was completing their order first. I am in luck as I roll up and the truck in front of me pulls forward. I place my order, start to pull forward and STOP!!! It takes another 15 miuntes to move the 5 cars ahead of me through the line. As I get to the window I overhear the clerk explaining to another how they were 2 people down due to an accident.They were both stressed at being short handed but did not fail to greet me with a smile, serve me with a servant heart, and bless me as I pulled away.
The lesson? Well yesterday morning I preached about agape love and our need to extend that love to everyone, not just those we “like”. As I sat in my car, listening to prasie music I was reminded by God that we are His love in this world and that nothing, not a late start, not traffic, not lines, not anything, should keep us from demonstrating the love we have received.
The rest of my ride into work was spent in thanking God for reminding me of His love, His grace, and His mercy. You just never know when you are going to be able to share those with another.
Oh, and be careful out there …lots of impatient people to deal with!!