Faithful correspondent reports that he received a letter from his
ninety-one year old mother last week. She still drives her own
care. This is what she had to say:
Dear Son, The other day I went up to our local Christian book
store 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 it on my bumper. Boy,
I’m glad I did. What an uplifting experience that followed!
Truly an inspiring message for our times.
I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, 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 then he leaned out of his window and screamed,
“For the love of God! Go! Go! ! Go! Jesus Christ, Go!“.
What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus! Everyone started
honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and
smiling at all those loving people. I even honked MY horn a few
times to share in the love!
There must have been a man from Florida 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. Then I asked my teenage grandson in the back seat
what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck
sign or something. Well, I’ve never met anyone from Hawaii, 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.
This is when I noticed the light had changed. So I waved at all
my brothers and sisters 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 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 the window and gave them all the
Hawaiian good luck sign as I drove away.
Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!!
Will write again soon.