Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Hawaiian Good Luck Sign

A pastor heading the Alpha course I'm taking read this to us last Sunday night...

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 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 me started honking like crazy and then leaned out of his window and screamed, "for the love of God! GO! GO!" What an exuberant cheerleader he was.

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 something about a "sunny beach."

I saw another waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my teenage grandson, in the back seat, what that meant. He said 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 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. 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 shared, so I slowed the car down, leaned out of the window, and gave them all the Hawaiiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!



Anonymous said...

That was a laugh out loud post.

Gabrielle Eden said...

It's great to know you're readin'......