Saturday, January 07, 2006

Letter from Grandma

Dear Grandson,

The other day I went up to a local Christian bookstore and saw a "honk
if you love Jesus" bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy
that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance,
followed by a thunderous prayer meeting, so I bought the sticker and
put it on my bumper.

Boy, I'm glad I did. What an uplifting experience that followed. I was
stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought
about the Lord and how good He is ...and I didn't notice that the
light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because
if he hadn't honked, I'd never have noticed.

I found that lots of people love Jesus. Why, while I was sitting
there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned
out of his window and screamed, "For the love of God. Go. Go. Jesus
Christ, Go." What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus. Everyone
started honking. I just leaned out of my window and started waving and
smiling at all these loving people. I even honked my horn a few times
to share in the love.

There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him
yelling something about a "sunny beach." I saw another guy waving in a
funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. Then I
asked my teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant, he said
that it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well,
I've never met anyone from Hawaii, so I leaned out the window and gave
him the good luck sign back. My grandson burst out laughing... why,
even he was enjoying this religious experience.

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that
they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they
wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I
noticed the light had changed. So, I waved to all my sisters and
brothers grinning, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed I
was the only car that got through the intersection before the light
changed again and I felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after
all the love we had shared, so I slowed the car down, leaned out of
the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time
as I drove away.

Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks.


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