Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Just as the creator intended
“Come, follow me..."
About 10:20 AM Sunday, I was in the sanctuary getting ready and it appeared that the lights flickered. Then they did it again. Every so often, they'd flicker for a few seconds. Then about 10:40, it got worse - much worse. I went around back to where the main power line comes in and there was a branch across the line. "Maybe that's it", I thought.
Went back inside and it got really strange. The lights up front were really bright and those in back weren't. Then the projector and PC started recycling on and off, and the piano turned off by itself and wouldn't come on for a minute. In the age of electronics we live in, that was our cue to take radical steps.
We cut all the powered devices off and went old school - no ppt, no praise band, no amplification.
In the aftermath, we discovered a light bulb that blew apart, and a fluorescent fixture's ballast gave up the ghost.
And two surge suppressors died to save our PCs and printers.
We spent some money on the suppressors, but they did just as their creator intended. They gave up their lives for the devices that plugged into them.
Was just reading a passage from the Message.
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Romans 12:1
...and wondered how many of us will be able to look back over our lives and know that we lived them just as our Creator intended.
It's not too late to start following Jesus.