Yesterday I drove him to school, but decided to walk the mile to pick him up. I knew I could not carry him home all that way, so I pushed the stroller up with me. Empty. Jamie is the type of guy that does not care one bit what others think, but I'll admit I started off feeling a bit self-conscious pushing it down Main Street.
Why is it that I did not even need a peer around to feel the pressure? I decided the people driving by must think I am odd. Then it got me to thinking about the Christian life. Blending in is the last thing we Christians should want to do. We know where we are going, and that being different from the mainstream is just part of the Christian walk. If anyone asks us what it is that makes us different....gives us that extra bit of joy and hope...we are happy to explain it.