A long pause that turned to a sigh.
Jeremiah 31:25, “For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”(ESV)
He walked back to the place where they first met, left his meal prayerfully there, walked to the bus stop, and boarded the No. 9 bus home. He took off his backpack and sat solemnly next to the window.
As the bus progressed forward, he was thankful that the bus driver shut off the cabin lights. He leaned against the glass, slumped in his seat, and contemplated his day.
He thought about the restaurant, he thought about Eva. He wondered where Juan was, and he prayed he was safe. He also remembered his professor, and the thought of his classroom experience made him smile and grin. To think, at the top of the day, he really had a moment where he felt that nothing could be as bad as him failing his class. However, by the end of the day, he had not only forgotten about the class, but he had also forgotten the reason why he approached Juan in the first place: Juan was the first of his three people in need. Sure, he had experienced a great deal; however, at least he was 1 down on his assignment.
At his stop, he got off the bus and, walked the rest of the way home. Upon entry, he microwaved his plate, and turned on his laptop for work. Sure, he was tired; however, Juan was set to be his first 250-word entry and he’d rather get ahead of the game than to fall behind.
The microwaved alarmed, he opened the door, grabbed his plate, and took it to his computer. He took a bite and paused; a long pause. A long pause that turned to a sigh. He sighed because he remembered that he never took the selfie, nor did he obtain Juan’s signature on his red-enveloped card.