I feel like I'm behind in telling you, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), about what I've been doing, lately. Especially, since I'll be discussing last Friday, December 5th!
On the first Friday in December, every year my real estate board holds an event that they used to call a Christmas dinner. For a while now, it's been called a Gala... not using the word Christmas, at all.
This event is also used as a fund-raiser.
People and local businesses donate items that are used in a silent auction. Plus, there are usually draws that people purchase tickets to participate in, if they want to win the item being offered.
When I arrived at the Ciociaro Club, here in Windsor, I found I was the first person scheduled to be seated at table 51.
After choosing my seat, I made sure to leave some personal things on the next two (2) seats to my right, for my realtor friend, L and her boyfriend, D.
Then, I went to look around at the items being silently auctioned. When I returned to my seat, I brought with me some appetizers.
As I approached my seat at the table, I noticed someone's business card and their personal glass, etc. It was a person who I've known for several years, now.
And, it's a fellow who actually lives in my apartment building. On the same floor as I live on. But, on the other side of the building, and on the other end of the hallway. The elevators sort of make us kitty-corner from each other.
At first, I thought his wife was going to be with us, but it turned out that she wasn't feeling well. So, he had come, alone.
Eventually, my friend L and her boyfriend D, arrived. Two other couples joined us. Plus, another realtor who was dating the woman he brought to the dinner event.
At first, I thought everyone realized that the fellow next to me and I were not a couple. Especially, since most at our table know us.
However, since people had asked us about our apartment building and whether or not we enjoyed living there, it seemed that the woman dating the realtor sitting next to the fellow beside me, thought we were married.
When I realized this, I had to laugh. Well, at least, I had to join in with others, who thought this was a funny situation. :( :)
Still, inside me, I was grateful that the truth had been revealed. I certainly wouldn't have wanted to have any of our co-workers to even think that possibly the fellow seated next to me and I, were in some sort of romantic relationship!
It would be upsetting to think that some people might think this way.
Thinking of this, brought to mind Ephesians 5:12-13 (NIV), " It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. 13 But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light."
Please understand, I realize that there are people disobedient to God. People who will have an affair with someone who is married to someone else.
But, knowing how much I love my Lord, Jesus Christ, and knowing how obedient I try to be on a daily basis, I would hate to have anyone even think this would be something I would do. For, being committed to God, I would not.
How thankful I was and still am, that the truth was revealed. Revealed, basically... by God's light.
Until next time...
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