As I mentioned in yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I worshipped at church.
Not at my church and not at the church I went to last Sunday. Not the church where a new singles group is located.
With regards to the new singles group, it matters not which church people worship at. All Christian singles are welcome to attend the Tim Horton's (Timmy's) located at Tecumseh Rd. E., Tecumseh; across the street from the TD Canada Trust banking centre.
So, after the worship service, and after speaking with a couple of friends who are members of the church where I worshipped yesterday, I made my way to Timmy's.
Looking at the time on my van's clock, I thought I would find everyone already there. It seemed I was running later than anticipated.
Arriving at that location of Timmy's, I entered to find that no one was there!
My first thought was that maybe they hadn't arrived, yet. Then, I recalled the time I looked at, while in my van. Nope. They should have been there, by now.
Then, I had another thought. I recalled the group's organizer, Y telling us that they may change the location of Timmy's, because this particular one didn't have a very large seating area.
Ah... yes! I climbed back into my van and drove further east, to the Timmy's located at Tecumseh Rd., at Manning Rd. Technically, this is still in the town of Tecumseh, but it is on the border of St. Clair Beach.
I was totally shocked to see that once again, no one from the singles group was there!
Climbing in my van, I thought that I probably wouldn't find the group, even if I checked out other locations. So, I decided that I would just drive home.
Once in my apartment, I got organized and changed my clothes. Being comfy, I turned on the television (tv).
Checking the TV guide, I thought I'd watch a movie. Oh, but it began an hour ago. Being disappointed, I thought that maybe I would just watch the last half of the movie, or maybe find something else to watch.
Looking at my livingroom clock, at first I was shocked! How could it be that time? My van had said an hour later, than the clock I was looking at in my home.
Then, it hit me like a ton of bricks!
With being ill, recovering from surgery, and not being able to drive until recently, there was something I had not yet done. That was change the time in my van.
Boy, did I feel stupid!
I realized that I had made a grave error in judgement. I realized that when I thought I was late arriving at the first Timmy's, I wasn't late. I was early!
With me being early, it meant that those who were planning to enjoy some fellowship time there, hadn't yet arrived. And, here I had errantly thought they should have been enjoying coffee, lunch, or whatever. While I had expected them to already be there, I realized I had been wrong in my thinking.
My discernment regarding the situation was off, due to the clock time being wrong. At first, I felt like I had been walking in darkness. And, rather upset with myself, to boot!
Hmmm... the thought about walking in darkness reminded me of Ephesians 5:8, "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:"
When I thought of that verse, I could only laugh at myself. Yes, God had turned on the light, and had revealed the truth to me. Just as He does in all things.
While it didn't change the outcome of the situation, I was grateful that God had revealed this truth to me. Just so I would know the truth.
When I am asked later this week why I didn't join the group, I'll have to tell my friends about what happened, if they haven't already read this entry. Hopefully, they'll laugh like I did.
One thing is for certain, I do my best to walk as light in the world. I trust God for everything in my life and do what I can to bring light into the darkness of the world we live in. A sinful society. Hopefully, you do too, friend.
Until next time...
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