I am so thankful for our church. Sunday night was a wonderful time of worship and hearing testimonies about how God is working in the lives of our people. Then on Monday we had the funeral of Georgia Durain and on Tuesday the funeral of Margaret August. God helped us to celebrate the home going of two wonderful women. I was able to see our people in action as they served the families by providing a meal following the funerals. We had to have it in the classrooms by the office because our Twice Blessed Sale is going on. Our people didn’t complain about all the extra trips they had to make due to it not being down near our kitchen. Which reminds me of how many people are working Twice Blessed together in the Family Life Center and how people are going out of their way to meet and serve new people bringing their items to sell. There were many who came and helped set up all the tables and hanging devices for the sale following the service. This is such a loving and grace-filled atmosphere all across this place. I love our church.
Let me tell you a random story…
The light turned yellow, just in front of him. He did the right thing, stopping at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by accelerating through the intersection.
The tailgating woman was furious and honked her horn, screaming in frustration, as she missed her chance to get through the intersection, dropping her cell phone and makeup.
As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up..
He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a holding cell.
After a couple of hours, a policeman approached the cell and opened the door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects.
He said, "I'm very sorry for this mistake. You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping off the guy in front of you and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Choose Life' license plate holder, the 'Follow Me to Sunday-School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk, so naturally....I assumed you had stolen the car."
I hope that you aren’t accused of acting like a heathen instead of a child of God. Thought you would enjoy a good laugh today.
Remember to sign up for Camp ReVamp starting on Monday, April 8. Text REVAMP to 419-408-6174. It’s going to be fun to work together.
Joy in Jesus!
Rev. Mike McClurg
Senior Pastor, Findlay First Church of the Nazarene