An invisible enemy is scarier than most enemies. For how does one combat what one cannot see? An invisible enemy could be anywhere. They might even be sitting next to you right now.
A few weeks ago, Wyatt and I walked into a local cupcake shop. We quickly noticed a piece of tape marked out on the ground that read:
“Stop. Stand Here.”
From behind the counter, the shop employee was wearing a mask. She was trying to fight against the invisible enemy. But underneath that mask, Wyatt and I both could read the look on her face. Which screamed in terror (and I’m not trying to be mean):
“Why aren’t you two wearing a mask?”
And even louder:
“Why are you two even here?”
A cupcake for momma; A simple Easter treat. I had wanted to surprise Tabitha, and Wyatt had come along for the ride. But here we were, in the cupcake shop, and feeling like we shouldn’t be in there.
It was in that moment that I discovered that I didn’t have my wallet…
I smiled, “We’ll be back.”
How we respond to the invisible enemy matters. Even weeks later, Wyatt and I can still remember the cupcake employee’s face. I hate the way this pandemic has caused us to view others. To think differently about something as simple as human touch. I want my personal response to be different, but I’m finding it hard to wade through the daily onslaught of online negativity. How about you?
2 thoughts on “For the Love of Cupcakes, Fear is in the Air!”
I wish this was a cute, sweet story, but reality has hit all of us. I keep bible verses posted around me to give me strength and comfort throughout the day. Question- did you go back and get the cupcake?
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No, we didn’t. We had originally set out to get flowers. That didn’t work out. Then we went for the cupcakes… and that experience was almost too much for me. I didn’t have my driver’s license either. So we just went home.