I heard the story about a man who cut his hand and went to the emergency room of a local hospital. In the waiting room he saw two doors. One said, “MEN,” and the other said, “WOMEN.”
He walked through the door marked, “MEN,” and soon saw two more doors. One was marked, “OVER 55,” the other, “UNDER 55.”
Since he was in his 40’s, he opened the door marked, “UNDER 55.” As he continued walking he saw two more doors. One had a sign,“OVER BELT,” and the other said, “UNDER BELT.” As he walked through the door, “OVER BELT,” he saw two other doors, “INTERNAL,” and “EXTERNAL.” Since his was an external injury, he went through that door.
Let’s not ever forget why we’re here and what we’re supposed to be doing for Christ.
With the blood soaking through his temporary, homemade bandage, he kept walking until he came to two more doors. One was marked, “MAJOR,” and the other, “MINOR.” Compared to other kinds of physical problems, he figured the cut on his hand was a minor injury, so he went through that door.
Upon walking through that door, he found himself in the hospital parking lot not far from where he had parked his car. He got into his car and went home. Looking at his blood-soaked bandage, his wife asked, “Didn’t they help you?” He replied, “No, but they sure are well-organized.”
Let’s not ever forget why we’re here and what we’re supposed to be doing for Christ. Make no mistake, we want to be organized. But more than that, we want to be effective in accomplishing the mission He has given us: Connecting People to God and to One Another!
Bring your family and friends to worship with us this weekend!
© Barry L. Cameron
Barry L. Cameron has been the Senior Pastor of Crossroads since 1992 when the church was averaging 188 in morning worship. Pastor Cameron and his wife, Janis, have three children and two grandsons. He’s the author of the bestseller: The ABCs of Financial Freedom, Contagious Generosity, and The Financial Freedom Workbook. The Cameron family has been completely debt free since November 2001.