Placing the drink on the table, she then jokingly asked, “Papa Eddie, you trying to take my customer?”
Deuteronomy 7:21, “You shall not be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God.”(ESV)
As she went to get his beverage, Carlos began to prepare his story. He was considering how he might begin. Should he tell about the assignment? His professor? The coincidence of him meeting Juan?
He was nervous and said, “I mean, Eva.” She pondered and made her way to his table.
Proverbs 16:7, “When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.”(ESV)
After the completion of his two classes, he immediately went back to the restaurant. He was anxious upon arrival and unprepared when Eva asked, “Dining alone?”
Ready to press on with his day, he was hindered. He had everything he needed packed and ready; however, he couldn’t find his keys.
Galatians 6:9, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”(ESV)
He took a bite and paused; a long pause. A long pause that turned to a sigh. He sighed because he remembered that he never took the selfie, nor did he obtain Juan’s signature on his red-enveloped card. He finished his food, watched some television, took a shower, and went to bed.
A long pause that turned to a sigh.
Jeremiah 31:25, “For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”(ESV)
He walked back to the place where they first met, left his meal prayerfully there, walked to the bus stop, and boarded the No. 9 bus home. He took off his backpack and sat solemnly next to the window.