I was doing the usual pottering around in my garden, which means I was talking with myself discussing my options, when I heard a voice suggesting I go in the house and check my emails. “Was that me?” I asked myself – which is not that funny if you know what I am like: always talking to myself. But why would I ask myself if that was me? Surely I would have known if I told myself to check my emails. Stranger than fiction.
Anyway I continued to potter on in the garden when I felt a tap on my shoulder. “Who was that?” I asked the trees around me…They didn’t answer surprisingly enough. How funny: first I´m hearing voices and now feeling taps on my back.
Feeling slightly unnerved I continued on cautiously, not knowing if I was losing my mind or not. I could feel fear setting in but when I remembered God´s word: Perfect love casts out fear and fear not I am with you.
So, I started declaring to the garden my boldness in God and continued on my way banishing the fear.
“Check your emails.” There is was again – a distinct voice coming from behind me… Oh err definitely going mad there´s no-one here.
By now I am trembling a little, so I decide to do something really bizarre, funny even, I answer: “Why do you want me to check my email?” – Silence of course, what did I expect? But at this point I could no longer concentrate on the gardening.
With boldness I put down my gardening tools and entered the house more like a mouse than a man. “Is anybody there?” A bit of a dumb question to ask – I know who is going to admit to being in my house?? “Be bold; be strong for the Lord your God is with you!!” I encouraged myself.
Feeling slightly braver, I approached the living room. “Check your emails”… There is was again… but I couldn’t see anyone. Who is talking to me? I wondered. Could it be an angel? But why would an angel tell me to check my email? There was only one way to find out… Go and check my emails.
I went timidly into the office that had the afternoon sun´s shadow cast over it. I opened the door as quietly as I could so as not to surprise the intruder. The door squeaked as it opened, I found myself holding my breath.
I inched in quietly thinking about what God had promised me…never will I leave you or forsake you and the Lord is my helper I shall not be afraid – what can man do to me.
With a sudden burst or valor I sprang into the room. It was empty but on the computer screen flashing in a bright blue color were the words “Check Your Emails .”
I moved a little closer to see a small play button on a virtual recorder illuminated next to a small announcement “free activated voice reminder” and a little post-it note left on the side of the screen – in my own hand writing:
Remember to turn off voice activated reminder before you go out.”
Ah that explains it I thought with an embarrassed chuckle… And the tap on my back? My back door keys tied around my neck so I didn’t forget where I´d put them. Funny
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