Today I had the opportunity to make a big idiot out of myself, but Jesus redeemed it.
I saw a friend come into church who recently got engaged, so I made a mental note to congratulate him afterwards. I got the opportunity, when, from the corner of my eye, I saw him pass me by.
I grabbed his arm and said with a big smile, "Congratulations!"
He turned his head my way and I saw that this was not the friend I thought it was, but someone completely different that I hadn't seen in months and actually barely knew.
In that millisecond, I readied my, "I'm such an idiot, I though you were someone else," speech.
But he said, "Thanks! She's getting really big, huh?"
And sure enough, his darling wife who was just a few steps ahead of him turned towards me with her cute pregnant belly.
"Yes!" I said, keeping my big smile, and was able to do some genuine congratulations and catching up with them.
And I silently prayed, "Thank you Jesus for giving her a baby so I didn't look stupid just then."
Have you ever done something like that? I'm sure I've done it in the past and gone all the way through with asking someone about a spouse or children they didn't have, but I've wiped it from my memory!
On a separate note, here's a bonus interesting fact: We have at least 6 Annas in our church. 3 are (Ah)nnas, and 3 are short a Annas (like me). 3 of us were at my house today. One of the Annas said she met another Anna who was visiting today. That would make 7. That's alot of Annas.
Ok, now I'm done.