He’s Wired for Sound!
The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel microphone, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went.
Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again.
After several more times moving back and forth, a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered, “If he gets loose, will he hurt us?’
They say “laughter is the best medicine for a hurting heart.” I believe it. As a child when life happened I could always see the funny side of any circumstance. Maybe it was a way to hide my anxiety and hesitation. Growing up I was unsure how to respond to stressful situations, so I just laughed. And sometimes I would get in trouble for the inappropriate times I did laugh! Can you relate? But I learned if I could find humor and laughter, it would relieve stresses and give me joy in a crisis-driven world.
Many years ago I was guest speaking for a group of women, in northern Canada. The weather was warm enough to wear a skirt that day. It was a little big around, but the button seemed secure. Besides, it was a cute skirt and matched my suit jacket. What can I say?
As I was in the middle of my presentation, the button fell off, and I caught my skirt as it was sliding down. Trying to act as normal as I could I kept talking, grabbed my skirt and tucked it into my slip elastic. Whew! I am so glad I decided to wear a slip that day; it could have been just a pantyhose day. I am also thankful for the women at the head table beside me, who remained stoic during my presentation, they can surely say they have seen it all.
I believe God has a great sense of humor. He must laugh when he sees us scurrying around trying to fix all our problems. Only too soon we reach the befuddling, confused and worn out state of crises. I often do that myself.
Many times I think I don’t want to bother God with the little stuff he is too busy. I can be his deputy shepherd, and help him by taking care of them myself. Only to make a bigger mess. Only to run the back to God so he can fix it quick. Do you do that too? I love that He never refuses and always has plenty of grace, forgiveness, and love to fix that which in broken. The Bible says;
You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.
God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
Thank you, dear friends for spending your time with me, let me know what you think.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs to all.