Ooops-When Call ID makes A Mistake

The phone rang and I rushed to answer.  I looked at the caller ID.  It listed the name of a member who had worked on the parsonage, but whom I had not yet gotten to visit with since my arrival.  I happily answered.

“I am so glad you called,” I said.  “I have been hoping to talk to you.”

The conversation continued for a few minutes and then I thank the individual for the work he had done on the floors.  However, the person I was talking with had not worked on the floors.  It was someone else entirely.  I was very embarrassed.  Fortunately, the individual who called is very easy going and forgiving.  Still, a lesson learned.  Don’t make assumptions about who it is you are talking with.

The same is true in our spiritual lives.