Pastor's Blog

April 20, 2016

Presbyterians are known for doing things “decently and in order.”  I read that when John Calvin wanted to find a bride, he formed a committee to do the job!  For the most part, I think that a thoughtful and considered group decision is far better than a unilateral or spontaneous one, even if I sometimes grumble at how long it takes to make it.  I was talking about this with a group of pastors from various denominations, and one said that he thought our slow and methodical approach had an upside.  You don’t have to revisit the decision over and over again after it’s been made.  Once you make a decision, it sticks.   I had to agree.

 

Still, there are times when God invites us to act impulsively, and out of order! I remember coming home one evening from a wonderful family outing with my family when Dad suggested we go see a drive-in movie to cap it off.  I never forgot that day because it was filled with unexpected joy.  Then there was that guy stranded at the...

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