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What Do You Do For Fun?

Jack Carter tells about a very sweet Christian girl, who several years ago, told about an incident with a young man who had been asking to date her.

He was not a member of the church and they just did not seem to have very much in common. She had turned him down on two previous occasions when he approached her and asked if she would like to go to a rock concert with him. She simply, but politely, replied, "No, thanks."

In a kind of mock exasperation the young man asked, "What do you do for fun? You don't dance, you don't drink, you don't go to rock concerts...what do you do for fun?"

She related her answer in a way that made it seem as though hers was a simple response. In reality, it was a message from all Christians who strive to live with convictions.

To the young man she had replied, "For fun I get up in the morning without feeling embarrassed, ashamed, or guilty about what I did the night before." The young man had nothing more to say!

She is now married to a fine Christian man. Come to think of it, there are many things in her life that are still fun.

It's fun getting all prettied up to receive a husband home from work, knowing he won't be stopping off at the bar for a few drinks with the boys. It's fun knowing that while he's away from her, his character won't allow infidelity or even flirting. It's fun watching him hold their little girl on his lap with loving, protecting arms. It's fun knowing that her little girl will never see her father in a drunken stupor. It's fun living with the assurance that the home will be led by a spiritual leader who will guide each family member toward heaven.

Her vote for faithfulness as a teenager was a vote for fun for the rest of her life! What do you do for fun?

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward