OK, T P Lutheran is going to begin today’s purge with an admittedly dumb-bunny question: Did you ever own something for so long that you forgot what it was? Except for PT Cruisers, most cars look like cars. Except for fried baby octopus, most food looks like food. Except for the Stanky Legg dance craze, most dances look like dances. My toss-a-way for the day, at first blush, looks like a shawl, (perhaps even cut from a Hebrew cloth back in the days before color tv), a warm, soft comfy worn about the neck and shoulders. Except no one in Purgeville ever remembers having worn it as such. Or is it a decorative furniture cover? Did we ever lay it across a table top, a piano, or was it even meant to decorate My Sweet Rib’s gentle shoulders without any thought of comfort? No memory of that exists either. I seem to be at an impasse but that’s OK. It’s not the first time people have had issues about what was what. In John 12:28-30 it is written
Father, glorify your name!” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine.
The story of Paul on the road to Damascus shares a similar situation. So, if you’ve ever had trouble trying to figure what something really is, you’re in good company, but don’t give up, especially when it is an important matter. Donut worry if a cloth is a cloth, or a car, a car but consider whether a particular course of action is in line with God’s will. Bible reading will help guide you. Staying awake during worship service will help you, too. Praying with the Holy Ghost to ask Jesus to intercede for you with God to give you wisdom is the best course of action.
Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.