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This past Sunday’s sermon at church was amazing. Ah-Maz-Ing! I go to the best church on the face of the earth, by the way.
Praise and worship was rockin’. Then they showed clips from the movie The Passion of the Christ. The crucifixion part. I can never get through that without crying or at least sucking back tears so hard my face turns inside itself. Then our pastor showed clips from something else — a movie or something — of a man who had to allow his young son to be killed in order to save a train full of people he didn’t know.
Ok, you SOOO don’t do that to a pregnant chick. Two emotional clips back to back. Uh uh. I was a mess. A mess, I tell you! Then I couldn’t find tissues close by. I tried to just sniff it up and wipe the puddles streaming down my cheeks with my hand. It wasn’t working. I finally decided rather than drip snot all over my lips, chin, neck, and shirt that I had better make a small scene and find some tissues near the aisle in the front. I found them, said my polite “excuse me”, and then went back to my seat.
The sermon was awesome — straight from Isaiah and Daniel — lots of prophesy fulfilled types of verses which (I don’t care who you are) is irrefutable evidence that Jesus is the Messiah, God in the flesh. Around 300 verses in the Bible predict Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. He fulfilled every single one, dotting every “i” and crossing every “t” — but that’s not what this is about.
A woman who was sitting directly behind me was chewing gum. How in the name of all that is peaceful did I know this? Well, because she was POPPING her cursed gum for about the last 30 minutes of the sermon. I could have ripped that chewy piece of interruption right out of her pretty little freckled jaws and crammed it right into her Aquanet bangs of auburn bigness. GuhRRRRR!!
What did I do? I sat there trying with all my might not to hear it. I focused so intently on my pastor’s lips that I about burned a hole in is face with my gaze. I did not want to miss anything. He basically had me at hello. Before hello even. It was intense.
So has this ever happened to you? It doesn’t have to be a church service either… movie, concert, symphony, etc. Share your story and then tell me what you did about it.
I wanna laugh with you.