I just got done purchasing $17 worth of goods from Target using only change that I had in my office. Don’t worry, I went late a night when there were little to no people in Target so I could count out the change without holding anyone up.
Yes, it look a little while to do it, and yes I probably looked ridiculous dressed in my work clothes counting change to purchase $17 worth of stuff.
I did get a decent number of questions from the staff asking me where all the change came from and why I was using it. But none of them refused my money. Similar to the pizza guy in college who always accepted our change when we purchased pizza from him, Target accepted the legal US Government issued currency that I paid with, regardless of what it looked like.
When I got back in the car, I thought for a minute how funny that scene must have looked to others. But I also thought that it accomplished the same goal that I would have accomplished by simply swiping a credit card for the purchase.
While the credit card would have taken much less time the same thing would have been accomplished.
God asks us to do a couple of things…Love God & Love People (Matthew 22:37-40).
“Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
No where in here does it say HOW to do this.
Each of us show love in different ways. And while it may make not make sense to others if they don’t show love the same way you do, it is still LOVE none-the-less. Some of us show love by spending time with each other, for others it is by a gift, and even for others its by a hug. There is no wrong way to show love.
Don’t let anyone tell you that the way you show love is wrong, and don’t let anyone tell you that how you communicate with God is not right.
Just like Target accepted all of my quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies, God accepts all kinds of love and communication. He simply asks that you give it.