This was weird to Carlos, because her name-tag read ‘Eva.’
Job 30:17, “The night racks my bones, and the pain that gnaws me takes no rest.”(ESV)
However, the last one he read was clarifying. It was posted in the gossip columns 7 months ago:
Juan Ramirez: From High-Roller to Homeless – Caught on Camera’
Carlos clicked the picture, and sure enough it was Juan. The very Juan seated before him.
They both sat awkwardly silent for a while. As Carlos was about to break the silence, the waitress joyfully said, “Okay, who’s ready to eat?”
She placed each of their meals cordially in front of them, and when she was done, Juan timidly said, “Thanks Selena.” This was weird to Carlos, because her name-tag read ‘Eva.’ Selena stared puzzled at this rugged man with his head down; unsure of exactly how this disheveled and bearded person was able to know her by her middle name. However, when he looked up, she looked into his eyes and then she knew.
She trembled slightly, then froze. She put both hands suddenly onto her face and a tear rolled swiftly down each of her eyes. She gasped and braced herself on the table beside her. She then asked in a choked and shocked whisper, “Juan?”
Upon hearing her say his name, he slowly palmed his face and began to cry silently. She immediately reassumed her composure, wiped her face, looked around to ensure her boss wasn’t watching her, and walked back into the restaurant.
Carlos was speechless after he saw the picture. However, nothing could have prepared him for what he just witnessed. This very emotional interaction with Juan and their new mystery waitress. He had so many questions, there was so much confusion. However, in the midst of the moment, he couldn’t seem to get word out of his mouth.
Noticing other patron’s staring, Carlos motioned for another waitress and requested to-go boxes and the check. However, at the same time, Juan stood up…