was late in starting and my head was pounding like crazy, but do you think I
remembered to bring the Advil? No.
Next thing I knew, this guy sits down
in the seat next to me. I’m sure a minute ago there was a lady sitting there,
but she must have left while I was inside myself fretting and fuming over the
crummy time I was having.
He taps me on the shoulder,
introduces himself and says, “Are you enjoying yourself, tonight?”
“Who is this guy?” I think and wonder
where the rest of my party is. Why’d they leave me here alone when any kind of
kook can come up and harass me?
“Yeah, I guess,” I finally mumbled,
hoping he would go away.
“I hope you are,” he said. “I built
this place so people could enjoy themselves.”
“Huh?” I muttered, with just the hint
of a sneer. I had to have misunderstood.
“I said, I built this place so people
could enjoy themselves,” he said, a pleasant smile upon his face.
He didn’t look like a kook. But he sure sounded like one.
“What do you mean, ‘you built this
place’?” I asked, even though I had determined I wasn’t going to talk to him.
“I guess you didn’t recognize my
name,” he said. Then he laughed shyly. “Well, not many people do. But yes, I’m
the builder of this stadium and I just want to make sure you’re enjoying
I stared unspeaking. Then finally my eloquence kicked in, “Huh?!” I said again.
“Are the seats comfortable? Do you
like the food? Are you expecting the off road show to be entertaining enough? Is
there anything you’d like for me to do for you?”
Let’s face it. I was a person of few
words in this situation. “Huh?” I stammered again.
“You see, I care about the people who use this facility. That’s why I’m here. To
let you know I care and I want to help . . . “
Suddenly a loud buzz filled the air.
The man disappeared. In fact the whole stadium disappeared and the alarm clock
continued its incessant buzzing, begging me to awaken to the problems and
burdens of another day.
It had to be a dream. Someone that
important, someone providing for millions of people would never have the time to
care for just one person. Or would they?
In fact, someone far greater than the
general contractor of a massive structure such as the stadium cares for you,
right now, right where you are. The Creator of the whole Universe. He’s awesome
enough to create the world and yet gentle and loving enough to see to your needs
as if you were the only person on the planet.
Sound too much like a dream? Maybe
so, but it’s one dream you’ll never have interrupted by an alarm clock. Reach
out to Him today.
Cast your burden upon the Lord and He
will sustain you. Psalm 55:2