Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Daily Nugget

    Wednesday, October 10th, 2012.

Today's cherished Nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill

A waitress was taking orders from a couple and their young son; she was one of the class of veteran waitresses who never show outright disrespect to their customers, but who frequently make it quietly evident by their unhurried pace and their level stare that they fear no mortal, not even parents. She jotted on her order pad deliberately and silently as the father and mother gave their luncheon selection and gratuitous instructions as to what was to be substituted for what, and which dressing changed to what sauce. When she finally turned to the boy, he began his order with a kind of fearful desperation. “I want a hot dog—,” he started. And both parents barked at once, “No hot dog!” The mother went on. “Bring him the lyonnaise potatoes and the beef, both vegetables, and a hard roll and—” The waitress wasn’t even listening. She said evenly to the youngster, “What do you want on your hot dog?” He flashed an amazed smile. “Ketchup, lots of ketchup, and—and bring a glass of milk.” “Coming up,” she said as she turned from the table, leaving behind her the stunned silence of utter parental dismay. The boy watched her go before he turned to his father and mother with astonished elation to say, “You know what? She thinks I’m real! She thinks I’m real!” (Frederick B. Speakman).  

Sometimes we make childish even absurd requests, but do you know what? God loves us and thinks we are  real persons, too. The writer of Psalms 139:14 recognized his uniqueness and praised God with these words: “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

God, thank You for loving us even when we are called weird by the world's standards.  Amen.
Bro. Bill                                     
I am thankful to know this Awesome God!
 In GOD We Trust!

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