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Facebook Rant

You have searched me, Lord, and you know me…You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Psalm 139:1 & 3

I could not wait to get home and post on Facebook what I had just witnessed. Righteous indignation just oozed out of me.

In a white double cab pickup ahead of me, a guy behind the driver was trying to push his Styrofoam cup out the window without opening the window very far. The lid and straw managed to make it to the ground, but the cup itself got sucked in between the back window and a grate covering it.

“Litterbug, served you right!” I mentally yelled and tried to glare as I passed the truck. That’s when I noticed the emblem on the side of the vehicle. It was a city truck. A city employee was the guilty litterer. The nerve of that guy!

As soon as I could after I got home I posted my rant on Facebook.

As I calmed down and thought about it though, reason started to prick my conscience. How many sins have I committed while others watching knew about my Christianity? Sins like impatience, gossip, speeding, overeating, griping, complaining, even ranting on Facebook came to mind pretty quickly. Just like the guy who worked for the city represented our town, I represent God our Father, and like that guy, sometimes I fail.

I sure am glad God doesn’t get on Facebook and post all of my failures and sins. Boy would that be embarrassing. He might even get some “amens” from my friends, relatives, and acquaintances which would make it worse.

Just like the city employee should think before he litters, I also need to think before I act. You never know who is watching. You never know who is taking notes and wondering why I am not acting very becoming for a Christian.

More importantly, even if no one else is watching – God is. Thank goodness He is a forgiving God. And, thank goodness He does not post my sins for all to see. I probably do a pretty good job of that all by myself.

Lord, help me to remember that you are always there. Thank you for your forgiveness. Thank you for loving me in spite of my shortcomings.

Susan P.

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