An Elegant Lady

Today I was reminded of the commonality of all people. We have on our campus a particular professor who enjoys being called “Doctor.” While most of us refer to each other by first names, she is not amused when we call her by her first name. She wants to be “Doctor.” Rarely will I do her the honor. Only in formal settings will I humor her.

I must admit that she is an elegant lady. She always dresses professionally and carries herself with a noble bearing. She could give the Queen of England competition when it comes to manners and being proper. However today, I caught her. Please excuse me for sounding crude but this is just too good to let pass. Today I caught her picking her nose. She had her finger up there like a fourth grader with a runny nose. What was great about this was she saw me catch her!

Ah, sometimes life is good. I wonder if she is afraid I will tell someone? Of course I wouldn’t tell just anyone. I will only tell the 1.5 million people who read this devotional.

Take away the uniforms and the fancy names. Take away positions and wealth. Take away the artificial trappings of life and each of us stands before God on level ground. Each of us is a sinner. Each of us needs the same thing. Each of us needs to be forgiven to be saved. How thankful I am that we do have a Savior. His name is Jesus.

Written by Roger Bothwell on September 3, 2002
Spring of Life, 151 Old Farm Rd. Leominster, MA 01453.