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Your Sins Will Find You Out

January 1, 2006

My mother always told me not bother trying to get away with bad behavior because your sins would always find you out.  And of course Friday was a perfect example of that truth.

 

As I pulled into the packed grocery store parking lot, I drove around and around, finally locating one available spot.  I rushed through the store, and out, lugging my little one and my eleven year old running behind, with the full carriage. A typical crazy day.  I loaded the bags into the Jeep and strapped everyone in, when a woman who was parked next to me walked up to her car to load her groceries.

 

I picked up my phone to call my friend, to see if I could swing by to drop something off.  I of course was dialing the number and not really paying much attention to the following events.  It appeared ( by body language ) the woman felt that I had parked too close, (even though I had more than a carriage width between the cars.)  As I continued to dial the number, the woman whipped open her door and slammed it into my Jeep.  Since my car was running, and she looked upset, I assumed it wasn’t an accident. 

 

My ADD kicked in and I became so engaged in watching the woman next to the car, I forgot that my ear piece was on and the house phone of my friend was ringing.  The woman continued to load her groceries and I decided I would make a quick escape before things got ugly.  As I started to slowly drive away, she pushed her car door open and hit my car again and started to mouth obscenities.  Well my flesh, reared it’s ugly head, right at the same time my friends answering machine was picking up,) and well, I guess I need not go into detail but it wasn’t pretty.  All of a sudden, a horrifying feeling washed over me, as I realized that the whole vile occurance had just been recorded by my friends answering machine!

 

Shame and ebarrassment washed over me, and I started to laugh hysterically, no doubt from shock.  Not only did I act unkindly in front of my children but now there was recorded proof of how unmerciful I could be.  As I drove to my friends house to explain and to ask for forgiveness, the reality became crystal clear. I was more concerned about what my friend thought of my horrible outburst than Jesus, who sees all of them.

 

The one thing that is clear about this lesson … It won’t be the last time I have to learn it.

 

Gotta run..

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