14 October, 2005

Isn't It Strange?

I received this in an email and thought it worth sharing.

Isn't it Strange?

Isn't it strange how a 20 dollar bill seems like such a large amount when you donate it to church, but such a small amount when you go shopping?

Isn't it strange how 2 hours seem so long when you're at church, and how short they seem when you're watching a good movie?

Isn't it strange that you can't find a word to say when you're praying, but you have no trouble thinking what to talk about with a friend?

Isn't it strange how difficult and boring it is to read one chapter of the Bible, but how easy it is to read 100 pages of a popular novel or ZANE GREY book?

Isn't it strange how everyone wants front-row-tickets to concerts or games, but they do whatever is possible to sit at the last row in Church?

Isn't it strange how we need to know about an event for Church 2-3 weeks before the day so we can include it in our agenda, but we can adjust it for other events in the last minute?

Isn't it strange how difficult it is to learn a fact about God to share it with others, but how easy it is to learn, understand, extend and repeat gossip?

Isn't it strange how we believe everything that magazines and newspapers say, but we question the words in the Bible?

Isn't it strange how everyone wants a place in heaven, but they don't want to believe, do, or say anything to get there?


michigan preacher said...

This seems to speak to the fact that people are content to give God that little corner of their life. I think it points out a heart issue. It is certainly convicting. Lord, search my heart!

Henry Haney said...

Amen guys,
There's an ad on the radio here in the Charlotte area advertising a church's Saturday night service. Normally I wouldn't have a problem with a church doing something different to reach a different niche'- but their reason for doing this (and they said this in the radio ad) was "we know that golf is a big part of your life on Sundays so we want to make things easier for you"

Give me a break!