Thursday Special ~ Grandma’s Prayer

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 in on my bumper.

I was stopped at a red light at a busy junction, 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. Why, while I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and when he leaned out of his window and screamed, “for the love of God, GO! 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 the Gold Coast 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. When I asked my teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant, he said that it was probably a Fijian’s good luck sign

or something. Well, I’ve never met anyone from Fiji , so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign back.

My grandson burst out laughing, why even 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 I 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 Fijian good luck sign one last time as I drove away.

Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!

Do you think that Grandma was Nancy? πŸ™„

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21 thoughts on “Thursday Special ~ Grandma’s Prayer

  1. I can visualise this sort of thing happening on O’Connell Street πŸ™‚

    Oh wait, no need to visualise it, this sort of thing happens every hour or so! πŸ˜€

  2. Ha – excellent. πŸ˜€

    Tomorrow – Grannymar helps the retailers by paying for her weekly shopping in small change. The queue behind her is delighted – there’ll be plenty of change in the till when they go to pay.

  3. great story – thanks for helping to split up my day which isn’t going so good, along with the rest of my week. but its friday tomorrow πŸ™‚

  4. Grannymar,

    You can laugh and poke fun at us old Grandmas if you want, but I would like you to know that we are very valuable;in fact more valuable than any of the younger generation.

    We have silver in our hair,
    We have gold in our teeth,
    We have stones in our kidneys,
    We have lead in our feet

    and:

    We are loaded with natural Gas !!!!!!!!

  5. I love a good joke and this is just great had me giggling like mad! Now I know exactly what to do when I hear honking and shouting, I’ll practise the Fijian’s good luck sign!

  6. A rigid Fiji fidgeting digit…
    A rigid Fiji fidgeting digit widget….
    Help! Someone stop me please – I’ve just lost me dentures!

  7. Funniest thing I’ve read in a long time! Received a few of those Fijian peace signs too when i decided to skinny-dip.

  8. Yeh I too was filled with all this love factor 20 when my car came to a sudden and abrupt halt, surrendered in style, gave up the ghost, on a quiet stretch of a road otherwise known as THE OUTSIDE LANE OF THE N11 AT RUSH HOUR just before Whites Cross on a HILL beside a well known pub.
    I proceeded to get out of the car to a tumultuous round of applaus….ok car horns, from my fellow motorists. i duly thanked them for their undying interest in my prediciment (pity I didnt think of that Fijian peace sign)
    Realising I had an uphill battle on my hands i drew up a shortlist of those motorists who eagerly wanted to assist me in the exciting challange ahead,
    Well the short list became a bit short!
    Has anyone tried to push a saloon car up a hill accross 3 lanes on their own…its enough to drive you skinny dipping – at least thats fun

  9. Hi Mike,

    Welcome to the party. Sorry to hear of your sad saga of driving woes, may it be your last such event. Thank you for the good wishes.

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