July 16, 2019

Mike sent the following story. It highlights a very important point.

“Two paramedics were dispatched to check on a 92-year-old man who had become disoriented. They decided to take him to the hospital for evaluation.

En route, with siren going, they questioned the man to determine his level of awareness.

Leaning close, one asked, “Sir, do you know what we’re doing right now?”

The old man slowly looked up at him, then gazed out the ambulance window. “Oh,” he replied, “I’d say about 50, maybe 55.”

Have you ever noticed that communication is an imperfect art?

While we may go to great pains to be as clear and concise as possible, there is always the chance someone won’t understand what we are talking about. This makes communication especially difficult and this is where I feel sorry for God.

While God is continually communicating his love and grace, we often miss it. We get it wrong.

So to remove any lingering doubt you may have about where you rank in God’s economy, please hear this: God loves you more than life itself. God would rather die than live without you. God sent his son to save you. That’s how important you are in God’s eyes.

That’s exactly what Paul was telling the church at Rome when he said: “But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

While a lot of things in this world are up for grabs, God’s love is not. God loves you. That’s all any of us really needs to know.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, open my eyes that I may see, my ears that I may hear, and my mind that I may understand. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

This morning Carol sent me the following email: “There’s a fine line between a long, drawn-out sermon and a hostage situation.”

I wonder what she is trying to tell me?

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins