I JUST CAN’T HELP MYSELF.
“Then enjoy it, Randy just keep it to yourself.” (Facebook friend on sharing my faith, 6/27/16)
Those of you who know my wife, Wendy, know what an incredible cook she is.
Yesterday she saw something about homemade curly fries on Facebook, she tried it out, and she built an entire meal around curly fries. Fried chicken (John Bush recipe with tobasco honey), fresh corn on the cob, salad, fresh watermelon, and, yes, homemade curly fries.
I wish you could have tasted it.
I don’t think I am better than you, I just wish you could taste it.
When I was in school, one time a math teacher was doing a long, involved problem on the board. Early on, I saw that she had forgotten to carry a 2, and I raised my hand to tell her. She couldn’t see me, because she was facing the board. So, I blurted out, “You forgot to carry the two.” She stopped, looked, corrected the error, and said, “Thank you.”
If she hadn’t changed it, everything from that point on would have been an error.
I didn’t think I was smarter, or better than my teacher.
I just happened to see her one mistake.
On May 8, 1978 when I discovered that God, in fact, was real, and not some vague concept that I only irregularly entertained in my thoughts, my life went from a two dimensional black and white silent movie in the fog to a multidimensional HD color movie with surround sound. I found a love for the One I now knew as my Father, and discovered a love for the words I began to see in the Bible with new eyes and understanding.
My life became so rich, I began to see the mistakes I had been making, causing me to completely miss the path I had just discovered.
New sights, sounds, thoughts thrilled me every day.
I just wanted people to taste it.
It didn’t make me better than them.
I just wanted them to see the one mistake that may be keeping them from this amazing path of life.
Because I wanted good for them.
Now I know, tastes are different, and some people don’t like to be told that they may have made a mistake.
But I won’t know that about you until you tell me.
In the meantime, just taste this.
It is the best ever.