Sunday Snippets – 14 September 2020
Here are some Sunday Snippets the day after having church
Spurgeon said this:
While the wheat sleeps comfortably in the husk, it is useless to man. It must be threshed out of its resting place before its value can be known.
One sermon from yesterday dealt with suffering and how Jesus Christ is the healer of broken hearts. We need to understand that Jesus doesn’t want to keep us from pain and suffering – He instead wants to help us through it. We spend so much time trying to prevent hurt that we forget the One who is to help us through times of suffering.
Our pastor said this:
Willing to spend and be spent for His cause. It is better to burn out for the cause of Christ than to rust out.
This reminds me of my parent’s minivan we had growing up. My parents (mostly my mom) drove that van everywhere and drove it like a racecar. Among other costly repairs, they had to replace the transmission multiple times. Eventually, the van could no longer run after our third military move with it. It had finished its course. It was faithful to us. It had taken us all over Europe and the Korean peninsula. We burnt out the transmission and engine.
But if it had just sat in the US in a storage container while we were away, it wouldn’t have been useful to us. It could have rusted out. It would have been old, outdated, discontinued. And it would have been a wasted vehicle – a waste of money.
I want to encourage you today: Do all you can for Christ. You may feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. But God and His grace will get you through so long as you are doing the will of Him. Make sure your heart is right and you are serving for the right reasons. It is far better to do as much as you can for Christ than to sit around and not do anything at all. Don’t rust out when you can burn out for Christ!