a Love Note gone Wrong
“I need you to wake me up in the morning around 6:00 or 7:00”, my husband said as he gave me a goodnight kiss.
I’m an early riser so am accustomed to being his alarm clock.
I smiled the next morning when I found a note on my computer.
“Dearest, Darling!” I read, “ I need waking up at 7:00. I really Love you.”
I lingered at the last few words and made a point of remembering 7:00 o’clock.
I went about doing my morning routine keeping my eye on the clock so not to make him late. At 7:00 I went to his side and gently woke him. He opened one eye with a frown.
“Did you read my note?”
“Yes!” I replied, “you said 7:00 o’clock!”
“Go read it!” He said.
I KNEW he had said seven so I confidently marched out of our room and got the note and returned to his side.
“See!” I said, “It says seven o’clock!”
He rolled over and went back to sleep.
“Fine!” I thought, “if he’s late it’s not my fault!”
A half hour later he came out yawning.
“Honey, the note said DON”T wake me up.”
I looked down at the note. Sure enough I had focused on the loving sentiments and what I expected the note to say not paying attention to the most important word of all, “DON’T!”
I tried to make it up to him by trying to convince him that there was value in what just occurred… it was good blog material!
How many times have I done this with God’s word? Read it the way I expected it to read but not paying attention to what it was actually saying.
The prayer of my heart is for my mind to be opened to understand the Scriptures the way they were meant to be read and not the way I have come to expect them to be.
“Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.” Luke 24:45