Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jury Duty!

While we were on vacation a few weeks ago, I saw a little bit of the Casey Anthony trial on television. I thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be interesting to be on a jury? I'm surprised I've never gotten called. Hmm."

And what was the first piece of mail I opened when I got home after vacation?

A jury duty summons. Like an answer to prayer or something. Except not.

You see, the week for which I was summoned was two weeks ago. The week right before She Speaks. So, conceivably, I could have been called to serve on a trial that would have extended into the conference. I had to call every evening last week to find out if I needed to be downtown the next day.

And I was, in fact, needed. That Thursday, I had the privilege of seeing our judicial system in action.

Excitement! Adventure! Intrigue!

But I had a peace about it. I knew I had lots of friends praying for me, I knew God wanted me to be at She Speaks, and I knew he'd take care of it. I sat through jury selection for a burglary trial, but I wasn't even questioned; they found their jury before they got to me. I was free to stroll the streets of downtown Indy by 1 p.m.!

So, contrary to popular belief, Satan has nothing to do with jury duty.

It's a great feeling, being secure in the knowledge that God's got things figured out. Even when life surprises us, nothing surprises God. It's also a great feeling knowing someone's praying for you. My Twitter feed was ablaze with prayer offerings and well-wishes. It just gave me that much more confidence that things would turn out well.

So, dear friend, I want you to know that I'm available to you. If you need someone to pray for you, send a Tweet to @LazyChristian, send an e-mail to TheLazyChristian at yahoo dot com, swing by my Facebook page, or leave a comment on any post, and know that the moment I get it, I'll be praying for you.

And sometimes, that simple knowledge makes all the difference in the world.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Rachel - we don't have that here. We apparently still operate on the British system of law. Maybe in the wig department!! Anyway, how exciting! And thanks for the offer of prayer. Its nice to know somewhere in the world, someone will pray for you should you so wish.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Hey, girl! My hubby has been called for jury duty TWICE in the past two years...once for federal and once for county. He was also called years ago in TN. I have never been called. How odd!

    So glad God worked it out for you! And glad I got to be your roomie! :D

    PS...workin' on the guest post...you want it emailed to you? ;)

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  3. "So, contrary to popular belief, Satan has nothing to do with jury duty."

    That made me LOL! Perfect.

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