The little black dress-
How could I have known?
All the times He’d used it
to make Himself
I think it’s time
to keep bringing it out
of this closet of mine!
Mondays are usually days I use to “TCB”- take care of business… to do all the things that went un-done over the weekend. Today was unusual, as I was singing for a funeral and also had errands to run. I had thought about bringing a change of clothes, but didn’t think I’d have enough time to stop before the funeral to change into my dress. So to save time, I left the house wearing my black dress. It was slightly unusual for me to be dressed up on a Monday, but I decided to just go with it.
I wondered if anyone would notice what I was wearing-
and boy did they ever!
My first stop was the car place. My car was due for an oil change, so I brought it to one of my go-to places. Sure enough, the lady who usually waits on me asked me why I was all dressed up. I “get to” sing for a funeral today, I told her.
Oh, I’m so sorry…
And that’s how most people respond.
Oh no- it is one of the greatest blessings that I “get to” sing about Jesus to a family who is grieving, I told her. There is nothing that brings me more joy than singing and being able to share His Word in such a special way with people. For the Christ-follower, death is not the end… it’s the BEGINNING of eternal life with Him! And that is something to celebrate!
Then she tells me how much she needs to be in church. Pray for me, she says. I ended up having a short conversation with her, which ended with an invitation for her to join me at church this coming Sunday.
In fact, that was the first of many God-centered conversations I had while I was running errands. I ended up inviting multiple people to my church, I got to talk about Jesus, and death, and funerals- all sorts of taboo subjects with random people today. Why? All because I wore a black dress.
It’s amazing to me how He shows up in the little things. And to think- I almost brought a change of clothes with me!
I didn’t even have to try to make conversations with these people! He did it all for me. I wanted to share all of this with you NOT to pat myself on the back, but just to show you that He’s not looking for the greatest, brightest, most talented people to use…
all He needs is someone who is willing.
Willing to say yes, to be obedient- to WHATEVER He wants!
And today- all He wanted me to do was wear a black dress!
be prepared in season and out of season…2 Timothy 4:2