Gabriel's Horn, Pastor Tom, June, 2021

posted Jun 7, 2021, 1:03 PM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated Jun 7, 2021, 1:18 PM ]

June 2021

Gabriel's Horn

SUMMER FOCUSA couple went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both fell sound asleep.

Some hours later, the wife wakes up her husband and says, "Look up toward the sky; what do you see?"

He replies, "I see millions of stars."

"What does that tell you?" she asked.

He ponders for a minute and says, "Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning. Theologically, the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and seemingly insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow.” What's it tell you?"

His wife replied, "You’re not as smart as I thought. It means someone stole our tent."

All that we do and all that we know is based upon our perspective.

Have you ever known that you were right about something only to find out that you were in fact mistaken? I have more than I care to admit.

My perspective was skewed for one reason or another and it caused me to misinterpret things that should have been obvious. It brings to mind the old expression, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.” Well, I’ve had times when I couldn’t see the trees for the forest! How about you?

Christ’s message about how we are to interact with one another and how we are to relate to Him can be like that.

His message is so obvious in passages like Matthew 5:43-48, Mark 9:35 -37, Luke 7: 37-38 and John 11:25, but still we have troubles. Take a moment and read them.

Sometimes we need to re-prioritize and re-think where these passages lead us, not just in the good times, but more importantly in the tough ones.

Christ came into this world for everyone! Let’s live and cherish the power of the Holy Spirit, the love of Jesus Christ and the greatness of God.

This is challenging and often convicting. And a great focus for the summer months before us.

Grace and Peace,   
Pastor Tom