Me, this morning, driving to a very needed hair appointment.
Me: Hi God. I have my Jesus music on. Let me turn it down. Good stuff. Do you think you might have a little time?
God: Really? Have we not gone over this before? Yes, my girl. Go on.
Me: Ok. So… Um. Ok, here goes. There is all this awfulness going on. Have you SEEN all of this? Like, watch the news for about three minutes. And don’t even get me started on the facebook.
God: Ah yes. The Facebook.
Me: YES. Facebook. You know it? IT’S A HOT MESS. I mean, it has cat videos. Those help. And people post about their anniversaries. Those help too. But lately. Hot mess for the win.
God: Hmm. I can see how it might seem that way.
Me: I have two little boys. They’re little. Small, right? Like, they have all this growing up to do.
God: Yes. I know them dear. We were just talking last night.
Me: Well. DO SOMETHING.
And then, I pulled into the parking lot. My friend, who is also in recovery, is my hair dresser. She makes my hair look great. She also makes my heart great, because whenever we get together, it’s a meeting. For those of you who don’t know – I am an alcoholic, and I attend 12 step meetings. But sometimes those meetings don’t have to take place in church basements with the bad coffee.
Sometimes, they take place while you are getting flappy foils put in your hair. You look ridiculous, but the meeting is ON.
So then, I unloaded. She gave me highlights and I gave her my guts. Every worry and fear. My little boys. All the anger around us. All the people, falling apart. Falling down. Every prayer. All of it.
And then she reminded me:
“God has the mountains. Even when they seem to crumble. He is still in charge.”
You know this verse? It’s kind of a good one. The bible works that way – it’s got a lot of good ones. Sometimes I slap a bible verse on things, like a Jesus version of a Spiderman band-aid and hope it will feel better, but this verse? It’s bigger than a band aid. Bigger than a mountain.* I know this. But there is something about hearing it from another messenger, you know?
God and my hairdresser. A good morning. Meetings happen everywhere, as long as we are willing to listen.
*Actually – I would have to add, all of the bible? ALL of it: Bigger than mountains. Every letter.