Daily Devotional for April 20, 2023

Yesterday I got a haircut.  While I don’t like to talk when I’m getting a haircut, my barber does.  He asked about our Easter worship services.

I explained between our incredibly gifted choir, the orchestra, and handbell choir, it was one of the most moving Easter services I had ever experience.  Then I said, “The music was in place of the sermon.”

He asked, “You didn’t have a sermon on Easter?”  I said, “No sir.”

He was quiet for a minute and then said, “I think I am going to visit your church.”

This got me thinking.

After all this time cutting my hair, he wasn’t interested in attending our worship services until he found out I didn’t preach a sermon on Easter.  I wonder what that’s about?

Now that I think about it.  There are a lot of things I wonder about because I don’t have an answer.

I wonder why Shannon tried to serve me quinoa for lunch when no one knows what quinoa is?

I wonder why some people in our church pretend to like Brussels sprouts when everyone knows Brussels sprouts are God’s only mistake.

I wonder why the doctors in our church laugh when I say the best way to reduce blood pressure is to have less blood? 

As you can tell, my oars go pretty deep into the water.

The bottom line is, while I don’t have a lot of answers, I do have the answer that transcends all the questions.

In this world of infinite questions, Jesus gives us the answer that rises above all questions by saying, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Believe in God, believe also in me…. I am the way and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  If you know me, you will know my Father also.”  (John 14:1 & 6)

Do you want to know God?  Know Jesus.

Do you want to follow God?  Follow Jesus.

Do you want to go to your true home?  Trust Jesus. 

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, in this world of continual transition and change, help me put my trust and faith in you as my Rock and Redeemer.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

I have decided to stop wondering why my barber is only interested in coming to our church after discovering my sermons may be optional.  As long as he brings his offering, we are good.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins