To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure.
This verse came to mind yesterday while I was pumping gas. Ok, Tina, you are crazy. How in the world are you thinking about the Bible while pumping gas? Let me explain.
I typically get gas at Costco where I find it cheaper and I get a little back on my credit card. It’s worth the few pennies I save even if I have to wait in line a bit. As I pulled up to the pump for my turn, I noticed a big red Dodge Ram truck next to me and a man pumping his gas as well. He set the nozzle in the automatic position and walks over to my car. He begins to stroke the plastic eyelashes I have on my headlights. They call them “car lashes” and I get quite a bit of attention with them curling over the headlights of my MINI Cooper. He smiles and says, “Bet you are quite a flirt ain’t ya?” To which I replied, “Not really, it just proves my car is a girl”, and I smile. Then he notices the plastic fireman I have “sliding down” my antena and he comments again. “Bet you are full of hell, ain’t ya.” I emphatically reply this time, “No sir, I am full of Jesus, I promise!” As you can imagine, he didn’t know what to say in response to that.
It is very easy to see the condition of ones heart if you just listen. The Bible says that out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks, Matthew 12:34. This guy thought I was a sassy, flirty, “not so pure” girl, when in fact I am the complete opposite. He had no idea that my teenage daughter bought me those eyelashes as a Christmas gift and the fireman on my antenna reminds me of my husband in heaven. He’s thinking I am a big flirt but actually I am a widow waiting for Jesus to bring me a husband and until then, my maker is my husband, the Lord Almighty is his name, Isaiah 54:5