Thursday, September 17, 2009

Shark Scissors

Life was a bit intense for me today as I was feeling the pressures of living in a grown up world.  I was feeling stressed over the lengthy and frustraighting process of buying a new house to live in.  I have been having to spend a lot of my time preparing for class I'm teaching at a local Bible college.  The workload has been intesnse.  Then there are all the things that I see weighing down my young friends lately.  There have been Family problems, school issues, fighting with friends, relationship heartbreaks just to name a few.  On top of all this I have been struggling with the fundraising aspect of my job.  This economy is a hard place to raise support.
Then I got a phone call and I thought... I admit.."Now what"  The stress of day and the last month catching up with me.  On the phone was one of my young friends.  On the message were the sounds of a pair of scissors that made shark noises.  Then they hung up.  It was a funny moment that helpped to snap me out of my funk and enjoy the rest of my day. 
My friend emailed me later to tell me that they had felt impresed to call me to give me a funny moment.  It was cool to see how God uses these kids to reach me; not just using me to reach them.  It is a two way street.  It also made me remember that God is a God of sillyness as well as seriousness.  I'm happy to know him and I know I can trust him with all my crap again. 
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