My daughter and I went to the grocery store yesterday to pick up items for a few specific meals. It was her first time visit to this store, so she was excited to look around. We found almost every item we needed except for an eggplant and a couple others. No problem because a big box store was across the street. Before we checked out, we recited the three things we still needed.
I parked in the lot near the doors and she looked at me and started to repeat the three items we needed. No matter how hard we tried, neither of us could think of the third item. I mean we had just repeated the items not two minutes ago! And then it struck me funny. I said between giggling, “Two old ladies sitting in the car laughing about forgetting something they knew just two minutes ago.” That triggered even harder laughter. You know…the kind that fuels the other and you just can’t stop!
As I sit here giggling to myself about the incident, I’m thinking of how easily some things can slip our minds when we are trying to process a multitude of outside stimuluses and conversation. On a recent visit to my doctor, I was given a wellness check. One thing the nurse did was give me three easy words and then told me to remember them because she was going to ask me to repeat them. After which she launched into a number of other questions. I did remember those three words because I kept concentrating and repeating them in my mind.
That is the kind of concentration we should have when we read our Bibles. I concentrate on reading slowly and thinking about what God is telling me. To understand how this applies to my life. It may not always be easy to accept the revelations, but they are worth remembering! Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could spread the hope and love of God in an infectious way like we do laughter? Lifting my cup of tea and wishing you a day of love, laughter, and gratitude.