Donna and Nora both loved Jesus . But how they expressed that love was worlds apart. Both women felt their lives reflected their faith.
I met them at a women’s Bible study. Donna’s attendance was sporadic, so I came to know Nora better.
Nora was the wife of a church leader. She attended every function the church had.
Her words and actions spoke of her spiritual beliefs. “Never would I darken the door of a bar.”
On The Other Hand
On the other hand, Donna church attendance was as sporadic as her Bible study habit. When she came to church, she was minus her husband.
He felt no need of this church thing. But he was aware that she chose to submit to him.
So he insisted she come to the bar with him.
Donna, desiring to please her man, came. Armed.
As he sat at the bar chatting it up with the bartender, Donna instigated her own conversations. Going from table to table she visited with others and handed them information about Jesus.
Donna’s husband no longer felt the need for her to accompany him.
Both of these women were careful to follow God the best way they knew. One was concerned about not making God look bad. The other concentrated on loving people.
Regardless of where you are in life, the hardest thing to comprehend is how God tells different people different things.
It’s all about how we interpret life and how we daily live it out.