Tuesday, January 25, 2011

who am i Job?!!

Last week it was the hair dryer, this week it is the flat iron, a few months before it was everything read that post here. 

I mean c’moooon! Who am I Job?! (in my best whiny voice)

Not to mention I have an oil change and haircut to fit into to that, God there just isn’t enough money this week.

 I know I could probably put off the haircut, but have You seen me?  I am looking a little like shaggy the dog.

And the oil change well, I have putting that off for the last two weeks now, it can’t wait any longer.

And I know I won’t die without a flat iron, but have You seen me without the flat iron?  It ain’t pretty!  

I had a lot more to say on the subject, when God tapped me on the shoulder and interrupted my whiny self with this e-mail:

Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day ("who really ought to get a job") is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day That of all the gifts you give us Lord, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those that are close to us, but to all humanity.
Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

Working for God on earth doesn't pay much......but His retirement plan is out of this world.


1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a beautiful reminder. And hey, I have a flat iron if you want it. You've seen my hair...not much left to iron, lol.