…did something really stupid yesterday. I put out our garbage directly behind my truck, got in my truck, and backed into the cans. Fortunately my truck is so low that it didn’t run “over” the cans. (it can barely run “over” a soda can). I did manage to push my cans out in the street, tip them over, and catapult our halloween pumpkins out of the garbage and send them rolling down the street.
At first it seemed kind of funny…I amuse myself often with my own clumsiness. It seemed a lot less funny when I realized I had an audience. I managed to perform my “amazing feat of stupidity” in front of a large crowd of neighbors waiting with their kindergardners for the bus. Some laughed…some gripped their children tightly to their sides probably hoping that I wouldn’t somehow manage to back over them…and my neighbor across the street helped me pick up my trash and move the cans.
Everything is more embarrassing in front of an audience… a lot of stupid stuff I do seems “OK” until someone else sees it. I was reading this verse later (below) and it struck me that we always have an “audience”. God is always watching. Nothing is “Secret”… As followers of Christ we should live like we always have an “audience”…
I wonder if God ever laughs at us…?
6 But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. Mathew 6:6