Jeev is so smart I tell you!!! He just knows perfectly how to redirect people to me, if he is not comfortable to say ‘No’!!! We were newly married…. We had been invited for dinner to a family friends place. That uncle worked together with my Dad-in-law, in the jail department. You know how it is, when a newly married couple is invited home for dinner. After the dinner, one is barely able to take a few steps to the car!!! This was one such occasion. At the dinner table, the aunty was serving both Jeev and me with utmost care…. Beyond a point we both were super full, but the serving didn’t stop!! And me, being the sweet bride, not wanting to offend the hosting family, nodded gently and took a little more…. But Jeev…. Grrrrr …. Everytime they came with a dosa or poori… he kept saying… “ah thanks aunty… ah she will eat… she will eat” and kept directing all the food to me….!!! Beyond a point I said… grrr…. N gave him a little nudge… n that nudge became the topic of laughter for everybody that day!!! I didn’t expect anybody would see it…. But since all eyes are usually on the newly married couple… I was caught by all eyes!!! My sis-in-law teases me about that till this day!!! Ha ha…
Another topic which Jeev smartly points to me is spiritual issues. A couple of months ago we met a pastor and his wife in our little town, Saint Louis. They were very excited to meet us, as we were of another nationality, and they loved talking about our country. Slowly their topic of discussion shifted… the pastor asked Jeev about his spiritual standing and what he thought about the christianity of today and stuff…. Jeev nodded his head and didn’t waste a second… ya.. my wife will talk to you about that… and redirected the person to me while pretending to baby-sit Jaden!!! Gosh………. Smarty!!! Smarty, I tell you!!! I really didn’t know ‘better-half’ had other such responsibilities too!!!
Chennai is a beautiful city. It has a good mix of people just like any other city. The rich, the poor, the good looking, the not-so- great looking, the young and the old, the talented and the not-so talented, the spiritual and the dkdc types(don’t know don’t care), the famous, the lost-in-the-crowd..… this place has all kinds of people. When I walk down the road and see the place crowded with people, I think to myself…. All of this crowd… all of these people have a life… and they have to give an account of their lives to their Maker GOD!!! I don’t really know how many people live their lives with the knowledge that they need to face God one day. And nobody will talk ‘for’ them. We’ve got to face the KING alone. Truly speaking, sometimes…. I just live like it doesn’t matter. BUT the truth is HOW I live my life, every moment, DOES matter!!! My thoughts, my words, my actions, my attitudes, my money, …. I’m answerable for all of these and more, to a God who reigns from above. Talk to Jesus today. Set the wrong things right. Time is ticking away…..
“Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.” 1 Peter 1:17
Pic below: Me pretending to nudge Jeev at the request of Aartika n’ Jeev pretending to hit me!!! 🙂 Photographer: Aartika. Location: Top Slip, Coimbatore.