Jury Duty

I’ve always wanted jury duty.  Is that weird?  I’ve always felt like that particular civic duty was one that would be, I don’t know…exciting maybe? Of course, with that comes the responsibility of finding someone guilty or innocent.  You also never know what kind of case you’re going to get.  It’s not like you get to pick and choose the offense for which you are a juror.  I digress…

For the first time in my 43 years, I got called for jury duty!  I immediately went online to complete the information and let my boss know.  I waited in anticipation for the day to get here.  And this last Monday was that day.

I got up extra early and got myself together for an exhilarating day of justice-giving.  I quickly prayed with Peyton right before 6:30, told her not to forget her dentist appointment and took off in my car.  I had been driving about three minutes when I started to think I should probably call the school to remind them of Peyton’s appointment.

Only to realize I was an hour early.  I didn’t need to leave my house until 7:30.  I turned the car around and pulled into the drive.  Peyton looked at me like I’d lost my mind.  I told her I gotten ready an hour too early.  All she could do was laugh at me.  Apparently, I was TOO excited.

I want to be that same way about Jesus! 

I get to go to church!  Race out the door.  I got to pray with my friend!  High five.  I’m praising Jesus in music!  Singing at the top of my lungs in the car with the window rolled down.  I’m about to start my bible study.  Race to find my favorite highlighter, pen and notebook!  I just got to talk with a random stranger about God’s love!  God is so good!

Everything I do, I want it to be with an excitement that comes from knowing what I do brings glory to God.  The Father of all creation loves us so much that He gave His only Son so we can have the free gift of salvation and live with Him forever in heaven!  Everything we do here on earth should be pointing others to Him.  I want to be excited about what He’s provided for me and what He’s doing in my life.  And I want everyone to see!

I want to feel the joy down into my bones! Join me during this season in having a spirit of excitement with everything we do that shows people our Heavenly Father.  Let’s be the light here on earth that points people to the Light of this World!

~Erin

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