Shedding Some Light

A Terrific Insight


Amber, age 6, was sitting at the kitchen table, watching her mother rinse the dinner dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Noticing that Mom was sporting a few strands of white hair in addition to her familiar auburn color, she asked inquisitively, “Momma, why are those hairs white?”


“Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry, or make me unhappy, one of my hairs turns white,” Mom replied.


This was a new insight for Amber. She was quiet for a moment and then asked, “Momma, how come all of Grandma’s hairs are white?”


—Anonymous



Pressed and Ready to Wear?


A little boy was paging through an old family Bible brought home from great-grandpa’s house. Fascinated, he turned the big, sturdy pages one by one. Midway through his exploration, something slipped out of the Bible. It was a tattered leaf from a sycamore tree pressed gently between the pages. Surprised, the boy picked it up and inspected it closely.


“Mom, look what I found,” he called out.


“What have you got there, dear?” his mother asked.


Still slightly astonished, he replied, “I found Adam’s suit!”


—Anonymous



Pastoral Puns



  • After I became a pastor and got to know the Bible, I wished we had named our boys after the first two of the three men who walked in the fiery furnace, in the book of Daniel. Then, every night, I could have called out, “Shadrach! Meshach! To-bed-you-go!”
     

  • Holy Baptism: It’s never too late to do the rite thing.
     

  • I like being a pastor and eating ice cream. You will find me either working on Sundays or working on sundaes.
     

  • In the Christian Church, we don’t make amends; because Christ did it for us, we gladly make amens.

Rev. Greg Eilers
St. John Lutheran Church
Port Hope, Mich.


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