Following up on Love
I want to write a follow-up to a blog post I had written a few weeks ago. It was about loving my neighbor and how I needed to be more like Christ and show my love even when it's not being reciprocated.
(I also want to thank those who commented on the post for your prayers! All prayers are much appreciated!)
The day after I submitted the article, which was probably two or so weeks before it was published, I was mowing my front lawn. I saw a car coming towards me. I normally give a quick wave or smile to cars in my neighborhood, just to be friendly, even though I have no idea whose car it is. (Since I live in Colorado, where most people are pretty friendly, I'm trying to rid myself of my east coast attitude.)
As I was lifting my hand, I realized it was one of the women down the street, the ones who have been nasty towards me. I remembered what I had said I'd try, so I finished the wave and was starting to go back to mowing. When she passed me, (she had her window down) she waved really big and yelled a big "Hi." I was taken aback with surprise. But I soon forgot it.
Two days later, as I was walking my dog, I saw her again outside her house. As I was passing her, before I could even do or say anything, she once again, yelled a big "Hi" and waved. I smiled and said, "Hi" and kept walking, but I was floored. What caused the sudden change?!
Literally, the week before, she pretended like she didn't see me when I knew she had. This time, I remembered, and I mentioned it to my husband. As I was relating the stories, the article I had written popped into my head. God resolved the situation even before I really had the chance to do anything!
How amazing is that? A simple issue pretty much resolved just like that. Like the song says, "our God is an awesome God!"
Note: The other neighbor has not changed her attitude towards me, but the couple times I've seen her, I've waved or said a hello, so who knows what will end up happening with that.
Summer Reading Challenge Daily Assignment
Enos, Jarom, Omni (Wow, three books in one day!)
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