Panther Springs United Methodist Church


This Week's Message

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Text - Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

Title - "God's Job--Not Ours

“God’s Job -- Not Ours”
Last Sunday, Karen and I left right after the second service to go to Kingsport. She wanted to attend a bridal shower that afternoon. While she was at the shower, I went to Starbucks for a cup of coffee.
I got my coffee and sat down in a comfortable chair to do some “people-watching.” There were probably about ten people there. While I was there, other people came and went.
One of them was actually someone I knew. He works for one of the funeral homes in Kingsport and I have had some funerals with him as the funeral director. We chatted for a few minutes. He had driven all night from Myrtle Beach and was on his way to direct a funeral that afternoon. He needed some coffee.
What happened next bothered me. Two young women came in together.
Here’s what bothered me – I “sized them up.” By “sizing them up,” what I mean is that I judged them. They had the “look” of being more than just friends.
I had decided what the “look” was. I’m ashamed of myself. It was not, never has been, and never will be my place to judge anyone!
That is God’s job. Not ours.
Grace and peace, Danny







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