Today we went to Bass Pro Shop to get a specific item. We chose that store because there is so much for the kids to see! Well, apparently they have started the Christmas season. Parents and children were lined up through the store to see the Jolly Ole Elf!
The line was L O N G!
Santa had extra elves on duty just for this purpose. I questioned our sanity even going in!
As I walked past, I noticed the children were dressed up for the very important meeting and of course photo! The children seemed to be waiting patiently probably due to the "better not pout" lecture even though the line was way longer than the words to the song. The line seemed to be parent "driven" so to speak, but I am sure none of the children complained! Those folks were willing to wait.
We had to fight our way by them again to leave and this time I had a less than happy preschooler. Here are the conclusions that I came to:
1. That would NOT be me waiting in a line that long with children!
2. One would only wait in a line that long for something they are passionate about.
So, what "line" or inconvenience am I willing to stand in for my passion. Even now as I type this my heart is convicted. Is my passion obvious to others? Is it obvious to those in my home? (man, that is the tough crowd that sees all the ugly!) Am I that passionate for the case of Christ?