|Posted on February 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM|
From Pastor Ted Hambrick
"Patty says I’m a Loser"
That’s right! She says I’m a loser and she’s a finder. She’s right! I can’t believe how much I lose. I lose tools, shoes, my car at Walmart just to name a few things. I would say I’m getting old, but this is a lifelong condition.
Recently we had a RV donated to our ministry. I sold it on Saturday and when the man asked for the keys, I began my search. I finally had to tell him I couldn’t find them, but I said, "When my wife gets home, she’ll find them in ten minutes."
I spent all afternoon and most of the evening searching drawers, clothes, under furniture, in my car and every inch of the RV.
Patty got home Saturday evening and she assured me she would find them tomorrow after church.
Do you know where she found the keys? In a drawer that I had searched at least 3 times. She’s the finder. (She's also a keeper !")
Just a week before the key episode, I got up on Sunday morning, shaved, showered, threw up the bed. Down South, throwing up the bed is when you don’t actually make it up, you just fix it to where you won’t be embarrassed if someone goes into your bedroom.
I laid down on the bed and went over my sermon, had breakfast, got our living room ready for church.
I suddenly realized I hadn’t seen my 5 pound chihuahua all morning. I called him. He usually comes running.
Bart is always with me. He sitting on my lap, following me around the house and sleeps in our bed. I opened the front door and yelled for him. I looked in all the rooms and closets and I looked over towards our bed, There was a little lump in the middle of it! A close looked revealed that the lump was breathing. Yep! I had made Bart up in the bed. That Just proves I am a loser.
Jesus, however, is a finder!
John 4:4 says, “Now he had to go through Samaria.”
The truth is he didn’t have to go, most Jews went around Samaria. There was something that compelled him to go Samaria. There was a woman at a well who needed to be found.
Isn’t it wonderful? Jesus is our finder.