Carlos began to type the information into his search engine and to his surprise, before he could finish the entry, auto-complete suggested the exact phrase as Juan dictated.
Psalms 30:5, “For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”(ESV)
Juan went on to do something that he hadn’t done in ages; something he felt he never would again: he told Carlos his story.
In that, when asked by the waiter for his order, he selected the Chateaubriand, Caesar salad, some stuffed mushrooms, and an Arnold Palmer.
Colossians 3:14, “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”(ESV)
After all, it wasn’t every day that people even noticed him; let alone, offered conversation or a cordial handshake. Juan nervously asked, “Are you the police? Because, I’m not looking for any…”
Apprehensively, the man said, “Juan Vargas.”
Colossians 3:23-24, “(23) Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, (24) knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”(ESV)
At this moment, he stood still while his remaining classmates walked on. A young lady, touched his shoulder and said, “You okay Carlos?”