"Hello? Who's this?"
"You called me"
"[Kah]You don't know your own cousin?"
I rack my brain for a moment. None of my cousins have my current phone number, because we don't really talk to each other, we aren't close. Then I think, maybe it's for my daughter, so it's actually one of my nieces....my brain tries to wrap around the attitudenal voice...nope, no matches.
"Is this Melissa?"
"No, this isn't Melissa, no one lives here with that name"
"Oh my [gosh] I am so sorry, I mis-dialed"
"My Bad, so sorry"
She actually said a bit more. It was interesting how one moment she was all up in my grill about not knowing who she was and then completely sweet and apologetic when she realized, I in fact was not who SHE thought I was. The whole thing made me laugh and I immediately thought "I have to blog this", so I did. Now I am trying to figure out how to tie this into some great illustration of how God works, or God's love. Isn't it interesting how that happens? QUICK, transform that basic occurrence into a blog,or a bible study illustration...or the big show, SERMON STORY.
"A woman received a phone call one morning..."
Wouldn't that be the ultimate complement, a little story about a wrong number hitting pulpits across America? They all get these stories from somewhere. I would often notice similarities in sermon series, and sermon stories from friends that went to churches in the same conference. Three different churches, all similar stuff, who's feeding them? How does one write for such things? Is there a magazine, a newsletter, an E-Zine?
I will have to find out.