Thursday, November 29, 2007

Grandma's Adventure

Got a letter from Grandma the other day. She writes:

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 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
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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