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“The Pew in Front of You”

Her dress is old. Her feet are tired. Her Bible is worn, and her thin gray hair rested on the pew in front of you…

The final “Amens” are said, and today, it’s Lupi’s Pizza, with the Young and the Restless.

 

A week has passed. The bulletins are passed, and she takes her seat...

The final “Amens” are said, and today, it’s O’Charley’s, with the Young and the Restless.

 

A week has passed. The emblems are passed, she breaks the bread…

The final “Amens” are said, and today, it’s Applebee’s, with the Young and the Restless.

 

A week has passed. The sermon has passed, with shoulders slumped, cane in hand, she slowly stands...

The final “Amens” are said, and today, its Chili's, with the Young and the Restless.

 

A week has passed. The clouds have passed, it’s a beautiful day, worship was great.

 The final “Amens” are said, and today, it’s Olive Garden, with the Young and the Restless...

As the hostess leads you to your table, you take your seat, and you see her thin gray hair resting on the booth in front of you…

Her dress is old, her feet are tired, her Bible is worn; she’s all alone…

 

“I’ll get to know her…next week”, you say….

 

A week has passed. Class has passed, the announcements are read, and she is dead…

 

There was no one in the pew in front of you…

 

We are blessed with a tremendous amount of men and women who have been on the battlefield for a long time. There is so much we can learn from them. Get to know them, today, because one day, a week will pass, and so will they…

“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.”, Leviticus 19:32

 

- Timothy G. Ruffin

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