Friday, April 01, 2005

my wife is flippin' cool

Reason # 459

Today K took the younger kids to the mall. Part of that adventure is always a stop at the playland in the middle of the place. While the kids are playing, K started up a conversation with another of the moms. The conversation revolved around how hard it was for this mom to take care of her child and how her culture didn't teach her how to deal with kids. K gives the woman her number and says they should get together sometime so the kids can play. While K is being her normal, encouraging self, the woman sheepishly asks her, "Are you a Christian?"

Folks, that's it. No bracelet, no T-shirt, no cross, no Bible, no tattoo, no book, no speech, no doctrinal accuracy. Just someone loving on a complete stranger for no other reason than the reality that God is desperately in love with that stranger. This is the gospel that shook the known world back in the day and it is the one that has been almost lost in the midst of whatever the heck we're doing these days.

"You are the light of the world, a city on a hill cannot be hidden."
"Are you a Christian?"

(Kip says) That's what I'm talkin' about.


Blogger chadborne said...

K is cool.

11:13 PM  
Blogger kamijoy said...

Awwww...Bend is awesome. I don't know anyone who after spending 5 minutes with her, wouldn't want to spend more. She is a perfect example of being filled up and spilling over (joy, love, etc.). She is a gem.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Monk-in-Training said...

And to think, just yesterday I was lamblasted by a Conservative telling me that correct belief was the most important thing about being a Christian! This was so refreshing, thank you for posting, J.

8:06 AM  

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