Extract from our Weekly Bulletin
August 28, 2016
Doesn’t it seem strange that a $20 bill seems so big when you take it to church, but so small when you take it to the shops?
Doesn’t it seem strange how long an hour seems when we’re listening about God, but so short when a team plays a soccer match which lasts 90 minutes?
Doesn’t it seem strange how long an hour seems when we’re in church, but so short when we’re enjoying ourselves elsewhere?
Doesn’t it seem strange that you don’t have anything to say when you pray, but you don’t run out of words when you’re speaking to a friend?
Doesn’t it seem strange that we get excited when a soccer match goes into extra time, but we complain when the preaching is a little longer than usual?
Doesn’t it seem strange how difficult it is to read a few pages of the Bible, but it so easy to read a hundred pages of a popular magazine?
Doesn’t it seem strange how people long for the front seats of a match or a concert, but they put in the effort to find a seat at the back in the church?
Doesn’t it seem strange that we need 2 or 3 weeks notice to add a church event into our schedule, but we can adjust our schedule at the last minute to fit in certain events?
Doesn’t it seem strange how hard it is to learn a truth of the Gospel in order to share it with others, but how easy it is for the same people to understand and repeat gossip?
Doesn’t it seem strange how quickly we believe what is in the newspapers, but we question what the Bible says?
Doesn’t it seem strange how everyone wants to go to heaven as long as they don’t have to believe, think, say or do something that requires some effort?
Doesn’t it seem strange how we can forward so many jokes through e-mails that spread like fireworks, but when we begin to forward e-mails about God, people think twice before sharing it with others?
Don’t you think its strange? Are you laughing?…Are you reflecting?
Don’t be afraid to speak about GOD, thank the Lord and OPEN YOUR MOUTH.
Spiritual maturity begins when we realise that we are GOD’S guests in this world.
We’re not owners but pilgrims, we’re not landlords but tenants and we’re not proprietors but guests. Begin to share the word. Now!!
God Bless You
Ps. Marisa Varjabedian