Monday, November 26, 2012
Diner, Not Designer
Are you a diner type person or designer? I would bet I have some of both reading here but I would think there would be more of us diner types. I do like to eat at the diner once in awhile, I even took my good friend Mr. Wilson and his wife there for lunch! In fact I've taken many of my visitors to the little Lynchburg diner.
Designer is Starbuck's and Panera Bread type outfits to me. I do like to stop there once in awhile, too, but I am too cheap to visit often! My tastes were formulated on "barely getting by" and I never had anything very expensive until I got out on my own. Victoria Station was a real treat in the 70's but the bowling alley near Mt. Orab was just as good and a more regular hangout for us.
My discussion group talked about our faith in tomorrow and the future. I have met several struggling with faith in the last couple of weeks. Our daily devotional included the following this morning and it summarizes it all for me.
"It's easy to lose faith when we are troubled. As we are buffeted about by life, we may feel the faith we once had has slipped away. We begin to feel anger towards God or life in general."
Simon Peter had his ups and downs with God. On the night Peter would betray him, Jesus said "Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you like wheat, but I have pleaded in prayer for you that your faith shall not completely fail. So when you have repented and turn back to me again, strengthen the faith of your brothers."
Life is surely being sifted like wheat, the chaff blowing in the wind and the good kernals drop straight down. After 62 years, I've had a lot of chaff sifted! My family looks like pretty good kernals left. That strengthens my faith and what I have done. I can't give you faith, I can only share mine with you.
It's good to share my faith with you here, at the diner or at one of those designer places. You pick the place.