So, for those of you who don’t already know this, I went to see Vanilla Ice in concert this past weekend!! Now, to a lot of you that may not be a big deal. I must admit, I wasn’t a big Ice fan back in the day either, however, he put on an awesome show! He seemed like a very kind person. He allowed the kids to get on stage and seemed way more patient than I would’ve been :-)! And did I mention HE SHOOK MY HAND?! Oh, and a drop of his sweat landed on my arm! *swoon! To be 49 years old, he still looks darn good, I must say! Not that 49 is old mind you!
I witnessed some interesting things at this concert. First off, I told my sister-in-law, Kinsey, that I rarely go to an event where I feel as if I’m one of the classiest people there, but I must admit, I felt rather classy at this one! We saw Rainbow Bright, Ginger Jesus, Old Guy Trying To Look Cool By Wearing Thuggish T-shirt, Mom Furiously Twirking, With 9-11yr Old Son Beside Her Busting Out His Best MC Hammer Moves, and last but certainly not least, Mrs No Pants. There’s a couple of things I need to add here. Ginger Jesus was cool! I had a pic of me, him, and Kinsey but I accidentally deleted it :-/. And, Mrs No Pants literally had on no pants!
I’ve had a pretty good laugh about Mrs No Pants. I even took a picture, because I was afraid no one would believe me! Everyone around was laughing and taking pics. I mean seriously, who leaves the house without their pants?! It also appeared that she had on no panties! I mean literally, her butt was showing! Her shirt barely covered it up. She was straight Porky Piggin’ it! And I honestly believe she didn’t know! It was later discovered that she indeed did have on a thong, when she was waving her arms in the air like she just didn’t care, and her shirt was raised above her waist. Security politely escorted her out :-(. This lady looked to be in her 30’s (at least). She also appeared to be totally strung out. Like, she was, and had been, for a very long time, doing way more than drinking. I don’t care who you are, when someone goes out having forgotten their pants, it’s funny! But God has really kicked my butt for not loving on this poor woman. I’m not sure why I didn’t try and talk to her and tell her she was exposing herself. Why didn’t I put my arm around her and explain that Jesus loves her, and that she is beautiful and special?! Maybe it’s because you just don’t see someone who [appears to be] naked from the waist down out in public very often? Maybe it’s because everyone else was laughing? Or, maybe I just don’t care enough about God’s children to try and help them?! Ouch that hurt!
Y’all, do you realize how vulnerable a person is when they’re in public, naked from the waist down? You’re exposed. People can see all your junk. You’re fodder for slimy, perverted jerks, and butt-hole people who make fun of you. All I keep thinking about is, there’s no telling what all that poor lady has been through, to care about herself so very little. I wonder what happened to her when they escorted her out? Was she alone? Did she drive? Did she get raped or killed? Would anyone even care?
Y’all, God gives us all a covering. It’s called the armor of God! If we go out without putting on the armor of God, we are fodder for the devil! Without the armor of God, we could end up strung out, at a concert wearing no pants! The devil is no respecter of persons. He will tempt all of us! He’s always crouching around like a lion waiting to devour us! But we have the ammunition to defeat him! He can not destroy us! Here’s what we need to do every day! “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” If you have Jesus Christ living inside you, no weapon formed against you shall remain! You have every thing you need to kick the devil’s butt! There’s no need for us to feel vulnerable! God has us completely covered!
I can tell you this, the next time I’m somewhere, and I encounter a person who’s naked from the waist down, I’m going to treat them like Jesus would. Well, I might laugh, and I doubt Jesus would do that! But I will do everything in my power to love on them! That is, unless it’s a dude! Then I suppose I’ll just pray that God will send a godly man to assist him!