Monday, June 27, 2005

Letter from Grandma

Dear Sweetie:

The other day I went 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,
am I glad I did! What an uplifting experience

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's 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! While I was
sitting there, the guy behind me started honking like
crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and
screamed, "For the love of God! Go! Go! Jesus Christ,
Go!" Whan 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,
too, 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 finger stuck up in the
air. I asked my sixteen-year-old grandson in the back
seat what that meant, and he said that it was probably
a Hawaiian good luck sign or something.
Well, I've never met anyone from Hawaii before, so I
leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign
back. My grandson burst out laughing...he was enjoying
this religious experience too!

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, and grinning, drove on through
the intersection I noticed that 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 my new-found friends 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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