I've never had the feeling of being given the biggest compliment in my life and feeling just about the most fear I've ever felt at the same time. Today I can no longer say that!
I was in Walgreens standing in line to check out when the lady in front of me turns around and I discover that it is the woman who lives directly across the street from me. ( we don't talk often and it's mostly from across the street saying "hi") We exchange pleasantries and then it came! BAM! Out of nowhere!
Her: I have been meaning to ask you what church you go to.
Me: We go to Northeast Bible Church on 2252. Do you know where it is?
Me: Do you know where Caparelli's restsurant is at the corner of 3009 and 2252?
Her: Oh! I know where that is. Now I know where you mean. We really need to find a church and your family seems to be going to church a lot and really like where you are.
The conversation went on for a couple of minutes more, but at the end of that particular sentence is where the compliment and fear intermingled! How did they know we went to church? It's not like we stand out in the street screaming that we are heading to church now!
So...the biggest compliment is that apparently we are living out our faith and God is revealing something to this family about Himself (and us along the way). The fear...we really are being watched when we don't know it! They see what we do!