Pastor's Corner

9 Aug
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Mid-Week Challenge

What’s in the Headlines today:  “North Korea Gets at Nuke, Hillary Clinton Pursuing a Career in Ministry, Transgender Camp for Preschoolers, ISIS in the Philippines, Gene Editing”  We have all heard it said: If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all….So, today we have to dig a little bit deeper to find something positive to talk about, but it is there if you just look for it.  

There is a great story coming out of the White House Press Room.  Over the past few weeks White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has included as a part of her press briefing to read and respond to letters from citizens to the President. In the past few letters we have heard children express their concern or questions for the President.  This past week the Press Secretary read a letter from a 10 year old named Frank.  In the letter Frank offers to mow the White House lawn for free.  He tells the President about his business, the equipment he uses and his admiration for business in this country.  He even offers to bring extra fuel for power equipment if needed.

 With all the craziness going on in the world right now it is great to hear from a 10 year old who reminds us about what is really important.  I love young Frank’s attitude, I might not be able to negotiate a deal with Putin but I can mow your grass.  I might not be able to straighten North Korea out but I can trim the shrubs.  What a great lesson.  Instead of complaining all the time, why not do something positive. 

No one will disagree that things seem really negative now, but what are you doing to make it better?  I’m pretty sure I will not be asked to speak at the next forum on Gene Editing nor will Hillary be calling for advice on entering the ministry, but I’m not totally useless or God would not keep me around.  The message today is focus on what you can do and do it.  What weight are you talking off someone else so they can do their job more effectively?  What positive message are you speaking into the conversation?  Instead of adding to the problem why not try to unpack it?  All of us can do a little bit more than we are doing right now.  Take it from Frank, he gets it!!

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 18:3

Serving the Savior

Bro. Jonathan

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