“Anything good in there today?” he said.
“What?” I thought as I looked up.
“What are you finding good in there today” he said.
“Excuse me, are you talking to me? Sorry, I was wrapped up in trying to find the good.” I thought.
“Yep, working on it,” I managed to say. I was deep in thought and didn’t expect anyone to speak to me.
He gave me the biggest smile. His eyes sparkled, such a handsome young man in his pressed white shirt ready to start his day at work. He was on the same page as me.
I smiled back at him.
He kept his smile on as he added the creamer in his coffee.
I watched him as he walked out the door, got into his polished BMW and wondered what he did for a living and thought “I bet he is very successful. He understood the word of God. When you understand the word of God and live by his word, God will bring you abundance.”
I have never brought my Bible on vacation
I have never done a full Bible study.
I have never been completely wrapped up in The Word.
This vacation is different. It is lent and I feel a need to do this Lenten study. I know there are some answers for me here…in The Word. Answers that will help me with the next step in my journey.
Today I am sitting at a Starbucks at Sunset Beach.
I debated about getting my Bible out to do my Lenten study. I have never done this before. I have never taken my bible to a public place. Not that I am ashamed of having it. Or was I? I contemplated that question for some time this morning. That was before the cute guy in the BMW acknowledged me.
No, I am not ashamed of having my Bible in public. The thing is my relationship with God including reading the Bible has always been a very private thing for me. So today I took a step out in public with my Bible in toll….
I decided I would sit here at Starbucks, doing my Lenten Bible study to see how people would talk to me…look at me…
I wondered if anyone would make a comment….
I wondered if it was ok. OK to be open. OK to let others see me reading…reading the Bible.