Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I'm a Bible thumper

     I have taken on a new adventure this year in our church. I am co-teaching in the College and Career Sunday School. I have been in the Youth department for the past few years and I decided it was time for a change.  I had most of the college kids in class before and they  know how this old lady works.
    This past Sunday I was setting in the circle listening to the teacher when I noticed the boy next to me was leaning closer and closer to me.  He was sound asleep. He righted himself just before he fell.  He then put his elbows on his knees resting his face in his hands.  This wasn't so bad until the snoring began.  All eyes were focused on him. I don't know what came over me (I would like to say the Holy Spirit but that would be a lie) when all of a sudden I grabbed my bible and lightly taped him.(OK, I hit him rather firmly).  He looked at me startled.  I mouthed off and said,"Young man you need to go to bed earlier on Saturday night."  He told me that he did but that he had worked hard all day. "Well then you need some vitamins," I exclaimed. He just gave me a big grin and reached over for a snack to keep himself awake.  I then noticed that all eyes were on us.  We had stopped the class from going on with the lesson.  We had become a distraction.
     Isn't it funny how just regular old life can become a distraction. We allow anything out of the ordinary to get us sidetracked. I believe as Christians we are to stay focused on the job that he has planned for us.
     This week stay focused on him.  Watch for the opportunities he has laid before you. (Do not hit anyone with your bible)

Be very careful, then how you live - not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.  Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
Ephesians 5:15-17


  1. Somehow, for some reason, this action of yours is not all that surprising--not the distracting part, but the hitting part and the instructing part! :) Love you!