George sent the following message. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did:
“Thought you might enjoy this FB post from one of my friends. Maybe you can use it in a sermon sometime. Ha-ha.”
“I was in McDonalds drive-thru this morning and a lady behind me honked and “flipped me off” because I was taking too long to order.
Wow, “Take the high road,” I thought to myself.
So when I got to the cashier, I paid for her food too.
I moved up and she leaned out the window looking all crazy at me because the cashier told her I had paid for her food. She looked totally embarrassed….which she should.
When I got to the second window to get my food, I showed them both receipts and took her food too! After all I paid for it.
Now she has to go through the drive-thru again and wait even longer.
She learned today, you don’t mess with old people.”
Even though I have to wear reading glasses, my body isn’t as strong as it used to be, and the hair on the sides of my head has turned gray, there’s something I like about getting older.
The reason I like getting older is because I am getting wiser. That’s not bragging because any wisdom I have gained is because I have learned from my countless mistakes. I’ve pretty much made them all. Luckily, I’ve learned. So for me, getting older is a true blessing.
Sadly, not everyone learns from their mistakes. This is what Oscar Wilde meant by saying: “With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.”
Part of being a Christian is learning from our mistakes and becoming the people God created us to be. That’s why the Bible teaches: “Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.“(Job 12:12)
So today, each of us has a choice. We can learn from our mistakes and become better people or we can keep making the same mistakes, causing harm to ourselves and others. Choose to become wise.
Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, let me learn from my mistakes. Show me how to be the person you want me to be. Be in my mind, heart, words, and actions. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Learn from your mistakes. That’s part of what it means to grow into a mature Christian.
Also, if there is an old person in front of you at the drive-thru, be patient or suffer the consequences.
I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.