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Pastor Ponderings September 13

I love popcorn.  I realized that I loved it because it was my dad’s preferred snack and he would share it with us when were very young.  So young that we would wash it down with a sippy cup of milk and to this day, at home, I drink milk with popcorn.  Yeah, I know it is a bit weird and I have passed the odd practice on to my kids.  So, as we prepared to watch episode 1 of The Chosen last night at Family night, I had the church popcorn popper ready to rock and we were looking forward to fresh popped deliciousness.
Then I started the popper, and it kept going…
And going…
And going…
And going…
Until finally…nothing.  The popcorn never popped.  I am not sure why.  My disappointment was deep.  I still don’t know why it never popped.  I am working on a solution as I type.  I still long for the first pop, then the rising cacophony that sends tasty white morsels cascading into my awaiting receptacle.
With one pop, the popcorn explodes.  Likewise, we as believers POP, following God’s One Voice act upon things FROM Him.  Hopefully in a fashion that grows and overflows just like popcorn, thus taking Christ’s love to those around us.  Paul teaches us in Romans 15:5-6…
  May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. 6Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
With ONE VOICE we can do more together.  As we approach Celebration Sunday, Calvary’s 51st Anniversary please appreciate all Calvary has done to impact our world for Christ.  Also, prayerfully consider what plans God has for us for the near future and the next 51 years.  We know people, each of us included need Jesus.  God’s ONE VOICE will show us how we can best carry the Life-changing message of Jesus to all.