Red Light Granny

Grandma writes,

The other day I went to the local Christian book store and saw a “Honk If You Love” Jesus bumper sticker.

I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir practice, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting, so I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper.

On my way home I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in the thought about the Lord and how good He is. I didn’t notice the light had changed.

It’s a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed. I found that lots of people love Jesus.

Why ?

Well, while I was sitting there, the guy behind me started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out and screamed, “for the love of God, Go! Go!” What a cheerleader he was for Jesus.

Everyone started honking !

I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all these loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love.

I saw one guy waving with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. When I asked my teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant, he said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. So I leaned out and gave him the good luck sign back. My grandson burst out laughing, even he was enjoying this religious experience right along with me.

A couple of people were so caught up in the joy they got out of their cars and started toward me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed…

So, I waved to all my sisters and brothers, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed I was the only car that got through before the light changed again and I felt kind of sad that I had to leave after all the love we had shared.

So, I slowed my car down , learned out my window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away.

Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks !