This is a basket The Purging Lutheran purged and sent away to be used by someone else. What do we know about baskets?
A. They are frequently used to collects tithes and offerings during church service. This is usually accompanied by a short, simple hymn, something most congregants know the words to so they are not distracted reaching for their wallets from trying to keep with the lyrics – score ‘1’ for the worship director.
B. Peach baskets were originally used to catch the ball when basketball was invented by Jim Naismith. When peaches lost their popularity due to The Great Peach Revolt of 1929 only then were the bottoms of the baskets cut out to allow easy exit for the ball. Basketball shouldn’t be confused with the ancient Aztec game, ullamaliztli, in which a stone ball was thrown through vertical hoop alá Rollerball. Ullamaliztli differs in that the losing team was executed. To dead. This rule is still applied in some parts of the United States, most notably in Indiana and Northern Kentucky.
C. The apostle Paul had his bacon saved (and, yes, he was allowed to eat pork products) when his life was threatened for speaking the Word of God. Need proof? Here.
Acts 9:23-25 After many days had gone by, there was a conspiracy among the Jews to kill him, but Saul learned of their plan. Day and night they kept close watch on the city gates in order to kill him. But his followers took him by night and lowered him in a basket through an opening in the wall.
2 Corinthians 11:32-33 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me. But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.
Respect the basket.
Luke 9:17 And they all ate and were satisfied; and the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up, twelve baskets full.