This is Part 2 of Wrestling Match, read Part 1 here.
My mind is in a daze. Like being suddenly awakened from a dreamless slumber.
I try getting my bearings…
After a wasted morning spent playing on my computer instead of seeking God, my mind feels cloudy. Sitting across from me is a 55-year-old looking man. Silver hair and glasses balanced on the bridge of his nose. Before him is an open Bible and it almost feels like he can read me like an open book. In fact, he think he can.
Wow. What do you say to someone who introduces himself like that?
“Hi, I’m Anh,” I say, trying not to look rattled.
“Prophet is the best way I can describe myself,” Dan says, gesturing with open hands, palms toward the ceiling. “That’s what I am and I’m not ashamed of it.”
I look at my Bible student Donna and her face gives no inkling of what she thinks of Dan’s statement. Donna knows Dan from her neighborhood. He takes his dog for walks every morning. It just so happened that this morning they stopped and chatted about the Bible studies they’ve been having.
“Donna was telling me how much she enjoyed your Bible studies,” Dan said to me. “I just had to come and she invited me.”
Please God, I say silently, forgive me for not spending time with you, for not properly preparing. For Donna’s sake, give me the words you want spoken now.
“Let’s open our Bibles to the book of Mark,” I say. Dan smiles…or is it a smirk? It isn’t disarming. He quickly flips to Mark.