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 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!
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 a 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. 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 ... he was enjoying this religious experience,
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 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!