Ice Cream – The continuing story.

As most of you know, I have this thing for ice cream. I try to make sure that I have some every week so I don’t go into withdrawal. The Lord has been very good to me in providing each week and has used some creative ways to get it to me, but today the delivery was very unusual.

I go on walk every day at noon with Kim and Tonya (from the kitchen) and a lot of the route is beside the road. Anyway, today we were just walking along and minding our own business when a car passed by – nothing unusual – but then we felt something wet, almost like a puddle had been splashed on us but there were no puddles around. On closer inspection we saw that the drops were pink and smelled like strawberry ice cream; someone had thrown a milkshake at us!

My first thought was indignation, we had been honked at, yelled at, and now this! But just as quickly I remembered what I had said that morning about God wanting to test our responses and I knew that mine would have to be in line with what Jesus would have done, so I laughed, and said out loud “thank you Lord for this trial, and bless that driver.” Tonya, the other victim, quickly picked up on this attitude and responded in kind, and then we started laughing. It really was funny if you chose to see it that way, I mean here we were with pink spots all down our backs and smelling rather sweet and like strawberries, and yelling blessings of future thoughtfulness and discretion all while hysterically laughing.

Tonya told me that they are studying the Command of Christ “Love you enemies” this week, but she didn’t think she would have the opportunity to put it in to practice. I felt lighthearted and happy the rest of the day; amazing how a blessing can counteract and even lift the emotions. Then, to top it all off, a benevolent student here at the RCI gave me some ice cream tonight, not having any clue of what had taken place today. God sure has a loving sense of humor.

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