How I Got Busted
“On the Sabbath???”
That’s all he wrote in reply to my email.
It was Sunday morning.
Kathy went to church to give a presentation to her fellow Stephen Ministers. I decided to stay home and knock out some to-do’s I let slip from Friday. Work I had promised people I would get done but hadn’t. That kind of haunting to-do.
There was something bothering me the whole time. I was thinking, “I should not be sending these emails out on Sunday morning. It’s not right. It is the Lord’s day.”
It was one of those personal witness moments. I mean, after all, people in our community know me as a Christian, a Christ-follower. And here I was working first thing on Sunday morning instead of joining our church community and attending the service.
Kathy came home from her presentation. She skipped the church service too. She did it to be with me. I told her before she left, I was planning to take a motorcycle ride in the mountains after I finished the work I needed to get done. She thought that was a great idea and wanted to come with me. So that became the plan.
Now I was taking my wife out of our church community.
I wrote the email and sent it to the 200+ angel lounge members on the list.
When I got home from our motorcycle trip at 5:30 that evening, I opened my email on my phone. The first email I saw was the reply from Barry. I opened it, and all it said was, “On the Sabbath???”
I love the way God works.
He gave me a big thought a few days ahead of this Sunday morning decision. Then on Sunday, I had a check in my spirit that I wasn’t doing the right thing. I also thought it wasn’t a very good witness. And Barry’s email confirmed I was right to be thinking and feeling that way.
You see, here was the big thought God gave me a few days ahead of this Sunday morning. I was reading something and I came across this sentence: “If you want to die like a man, you must live like a man.”
It stopped me.
Then this thought hit me.
“If you want to die as a Christian, you must live as a Christian.”
Funny how God works. He takes something completely out of context. Builds on it so it applies to our relationship. Gives me a real-life example of it. And then uses my Jewish friend to bust me on it.
I replied back to Barry, “Busted! I just repented. Love charlie”
God is good.