Monday, November 9, 2009

On the Lighter Side



Most of my blogs are long and somewhat depressing, so I thought I'd switch things up a bit and tell a lighter story this month.
I was standing in front of a crowd of our patients last Tuesday, about ready to share the gospel message with them during our daily devotional time. As I opened my Bible to begin reading, I was interrupted by a commotion in the clinic's front yard. A little put off, I turned to see what was going on. There was a man trying to coax his donkey out of our courtyard. He was hitting it and pulling it and the donkey was being, well, mule-headed. Finally, after the patients and I had stared at him for a minute or two, he managed to pull the beast out into the street. I turned back to the passage that I had planned on sharing with the crowd, which was Psalm 32:9. "Do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you." I had prayed earlier that morning that God would send His Spirit ahead of me to prepare the hearts of the patients to receive His Word, but I had not expected Him to provide me with a sermon illustration, too!

3 comments:

Heather Siebenthal said...

Isn't it funny how God works! He is SO in control of anything and everything when we allow Him to be! I'm so glad he heard you and used you to those patients! Love and Miss you!

Terri said...

I LOVE it!!! God is so awesome! You are too slow on those baby pictures though!!!

Bob said...

Keep up the good work Teresa! I am still praying for you.