On my way back I passed by a man holding a "hungry" sign standing near the exit/entrance of the parking lot. I took a casual glance and then I just kept walking. Waddle Waddle Waddle. Whew. Wiped my eyebrow of sweat and got into my car. I put the key into the ignition, turned on the a/c and just sat staring out the window. I couldn't help but think that God wanted me to go and talk to this man. I have been trying very hard lately to not ignore that inner voice aka the Holy Spirit. Especially when it means talking to a weird stranger, in the middle of a parking lot, when its 90 degrees outside and all I want to do is sit down in my air conditioned car.
So after my 2 second mental assessment of him (I was really just trying to make sure he wasn't gonna knife me or steal my purse), I realized he was just a normal/weird guy. I proceeded to my initial point and asked him If I could buy him lunch. I explained that I didn't have any cash, but would love to fill his empty tummy with food from a place of his choice. How many of you can guess what he replied with?..... Personally, I am still not sure what exactly he said, but it went something like this. Weird Guy says, "No, thank you I am not hungry" Me , "Are you sure? Your holding a sign that says 'hungry'" Weird Guy, "No really thanks, God Bless you and your little one. The cops stole my herb stash this morning and got me good. My roommates threw me out on the street and tossed all my sh@#$. I am just standing here with this sign." Me, "So your not hungry?" Weird Guy, "No, I am good." Me, "Do you need any money?" Weird Guy, "No, I am good." Me, "Then why are you standing here holding a sign?" Weird Guy, "Mumble, Mumble, Mumble, yada, yada, yada Thanks God Bless you and your little one" Me, "dramatic pause, look of confusion, tilt of the head, hmmm, Okay have a nice day!" Waddle Waddle Waddle back to my car.
So you're probably wondering what the point of the story is?
For me, its simply this...
Sometimes. God. Just. Wants. Us. To. Get. Out. Of. The. Car.
... Have you been getting out of your car lately?