Monday, February 10, 2014


One Sunday morning an old cowboy entered a church just before services were to begin.  Although the old man and his clothes were clean and pressed, he wore jeans, a denim shirt and boots that were worn.  In his hand he carried an old hat and a well-used Bible.  The church was upscale, in an exclusive part of the city.  It was the largest and most beautiful church building the old cowboy had ever seen up close.  The people who gathered that morning were well- groomed and fashionably dressed.  The parking lot was filled with late model cars.  As the cowboy took a seat, people were noticeably wary.  The preacher that morning was long on pious platitudes and short on both Bible content and practical application.  As the cowboy was leaving church that morning, the minister approached him and asked for a favor, “Before you come back again, have a talk with God and ask him what he thinks would be appropriate attire for worship.”  The old cowboy assured the preacher he would do that.  The next Sunday, he showed up for the services again wearing the same jeans, shirt, boots and hat.  The preacher approached the old cowboy, “I thought I asked you to speak to God before you came back to our church.”  “I did,” he replied.  “If you spoke to God, what did he tell you the proper attire should be for worshiping here?” asked the minister. “Well sir, God told me that He didn’t have a clue what I should wear.  He said He’s never been in this church!”

James 2:1 & 5, “My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism…Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?”

Pray with me… Father, help us to see with your eyes what it is you have put in every person who crosses our path worth redeeming and reclaiming for your purpose.  In the Master’s name, amen.

Pastor Ken

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