I remember when my dad was "in between churches" and we were all living in the motorhome. He would preach at different churches to earn a living. In fact, I still remember the sermon he usually would preach, Rapture Power! If I ever get my hands on those old notes, I am totally posting that sermon! Unfortunately, one night of revival, the air conditioner in the motorhome broke and we came home to find our beloved hamster Henry dead in his cage! My siblings and I were so heart-broken that the only thing my dad could do to comfort us was to perform a hamster funeral. I don't know if he asked permission from the church's pastor to bury Henry inside their lot but there we all stood, gathered around poor Henry's grave. Dad said a prayer. I remember his words, "Lord, we don't know, you may have a Hamster Heaven for Henry to go to..." Ok, now I'm picturing tunnels of gold and hamster wheels inlaid with jewels, Hamster Heaven! Seriously, Dad! Well, you never know, it sure did comfort my child's heart at the time... good ol' Henry...sniff, sniff
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Jesus loves white trash!
Yesterday I was driving on Sunrise Avenue in Citrus Heights when I saw a white Ford truck with a provocative sticker in the rear window. It said, “Jesus loves white trash!” I don’t know if it was referring to people, or the chic movement. After my initial shock, my next reaction was to see if the driver was a white guy. He was.
I didn’t get a chance to pull the guy over to ask him what he was trying to communicate. Was he serious or trying to be funny? He looked pretty normal, but you can’t tell much by looks. I didn’t see a Bible anywhere. I took all this in at two stop lights; then he was gone.
If we’re talking about people, then even provocative and sometimes stupid bumper stickers like that one, can be true. I guarantee you that Jesus loves people more than anything. Red, Yellow, Brown, Black or White; all are precious in His sight. Even people who consider themselves white trash, and are proud of it. O what a Savior our Jesus is!