Happy Friday! The days are getting a little longer as we have moved a month away from the shortest day of the year. Longer days and warmer temperatures are on the way – it will just take a couple of more months for them to get here. In the meantime here is a little story ab a little church that needed painting.
Pastor Painting The Church
Once upon a time there was a quaint little church out in the countryside: it was painted white and had a a high steeple.
One day, the pastor noticed that the church needed some attention, the paint was starting to crack and peel. However, funds were quite tight, so it would have to wait. A few days later he noticed that the local hardware store was running a sale on paint. So, he thought this must be a sign and he went into town and bought a few gallons of white paint hoping that it would be enough to paint the entire building.
The next Saturday he got to the task of painting. As he finished the first side. All was well and it was looking great. However, he noticed he had already used more than half of his supply of paint. He really did not have the time or the funds run back in town for more paint. He looked around the church shed and found a gallon of thinner. So, he began to thin his paint hoping to have enough to complete the task.
It seemed to work out fine. He finished the remaining three sides and admired his work when he was done. However, that night, a big thunderstorm rolled through with lots of heavy rain. The next morning when he stepped outside of the parsonage to his dismay he noticed that the first side still looked good, but that the paint on the other three sides had been washed away.
Distraught, the pastor looked up at sky in anguish and cried out, “What shall I do?”A moment later a booming voice came back from the heavens saying, “Repaint! repaint! and thin no more!”
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
‘Don’t let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out as a basket case.’