Friday, August 17, 2012
TIA: Driving Across the City
The other day I was driving across to hang out with my friend Vanessa (who is very pregnant and does not need the stress of driving to my house). As I assumed would happen- a traffic officer flagged me down and indicated for me to pull over. I greet her warmly and offer her my driving license so she can confirm my stats. The rest of the conversation goes something like this:
Officer: How is that tire??
Me: It is fine, thank you. (smile)
Officer: I have no lunch today.
Me: Oh, I am very sorry.
Officer: Where is my lunch? You have my lunch for me?
Me: (realizing I packed boiled eggs to make salad for Vanessa and I) Yes! Here you go, a cooked egg. God bless you.
Officer: (smiles) Thank you, sister. You may go.
Me: Thank you. Good day.
Relief pours over me, as that could always go much worse than it did. Caleb asks- "Why did you give that lady our food?". And I reply, "Because we share our blessings." She could have asked for a million different things- school fees, a bribe, my sunglasses, etc. But she asked for lunch. And I had food. Isn't that just God's way? If we're paying attention, He can use us to be a blessing.
Who can you bless today? What need lies in front of you that you can meet?