Don’t lose it

I told this story in my message last Sunday:

A pastor visited a couple at their home.  They enjoyed good conversation and a wonderful dinner.  When the pastor left, the wife turned to her husband and said, “He stole my good spoon.”  “No, he didn’t,” her husband replied.  The wife kept this to herself for the next year, until the pastor was able to join them again for dinner.  As they took their seats to enjoy another dinner, the wife spoke up, “Pastor, you took my spoon last year when you were here!”

“No, I didn’t,” the pastor said.  “I put it in your Bible.”

As you probably guessed, the message was about reading the Bible.  Of course, there’s more to it than merely “reading the Bible.”  I talked about inspiration, joy and the importance of reading scripture together.  For now, though, I’ll just highlight the final sentence that applies to how you and I read and study scripture together.

May you always find Christ when you read the Bible, and may you never lose your spoon!

Stay blessed…john

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