I am pretty sure that most of you have probably heard or read the following story before, but since it is Thursday and I am not preaching this Sunday, I thought I would share something different with you.
Billy was in the classroom working on his studies, and then to his horror, he looked down and saw the spreading puddle at his feet. When he realized what had happened, Billy was horrified and humiliated. The worst part was that the teacher was headed down the aisle his way. Billy didn’t know what to do. There was no way to hide it or cover it. There was no way to change it. He died inside as the teacher got closer and closer to his desk. Billy knew that the other children would make fun of him and he would never live it down.
Just as the teacher reached Billy’s desk, his classmate Sally walked by carrying a fish bowl. She was going to change the water. When she got to Billy’s desk, the slipped, spilling water all over him and all over the floor. Everybody, including the teacher, was quick to help clean up the mess. They thought it was one mess, but Billy knew it was two. He had been saved.
Later that day at the bus stop, Billy saw Sally and quietly said to her, “You did that on purpose, didn’t you? That wasn’t an accident, was it?”
“No,” she said, “it wasn’t an accident.”
“Why did you do that?”
She smiled and said, “it happened to me once.”
A picture of the church?
A visual of “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep?” (Rom.12:15)
A pretty good parable to illustrate Jesus and the woman caught in adultery in Luke 7?
I think so. What do you think?
I am not preaching this Sunday because I am headed to Ohio for the weekend. First, to see the future hall-of-famer i.e. my grandson, play T-ball Thursday night. Then headed to Sandusky on Friday to perform the rehearsal/wedding of my niece. I will be back in Spencer on Sunday evening. My computer time will be sketchy at best, so I will approve comments from my phone and respond when I have time. Thanks. See you all Monday with a week-long series of posts based on Love Does by Bob Goff.