Anita and I were doing some Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart last week. Standing in the aisle way was an Amishman in his latter sixties. He was captivated by a row of color TVs all showing the movie ‘Cars’. He watched with an excited smile on his face to see what would happen next.
Anita and I went on about our business and came back that way about 15 minutes later. He was still standing in the very same spot, still blocking the aisle, with that same fascinated grin on his face. He was hooked!
Now, ‘Cars’ is a delightful movie. But there was an inconsistency about an Amishman who is opposed to all modern conveniences being hooked on a movie about cars on TV! So it made me reflect on possible inconsistencies in my own life. Not the kind of inconsistencies other people see, but the kind of inconsistencies God sees. Am I a man of integrity as I preach about, or does God see serious inconsistencies that limit my relationship with him? That Amishman preached a sermon to me and I need to do some soul-searching.