Indeed, the word of God is living and active. (Hebrews 4:12 NRSV)

Country comedian Jerry Clower. Jerry tells about a man back home in Mississippi named Kirk who was running down the road. A neighbor, Mr. Halley, saw him coming and knew something was bad wrong. Mr. Halley got out in the middle of the road and bear-hugged Kirk when he came by. "Slow down, Kirk. What in the world is happening?"

Kirk said, "Mr. Halley, it's Judgment."

"Why would you say that, Kirk?" Mr. Halley asked.

"I saw it wrote in the sky." Kirk said. "God's done wrote it up there."

Mr. Halley said, "Kirk, that's Coca-Cola."

"Sir?" replied Kirk.

"That's Coca-Cola, Kirk," said Mr. Halley. "An airplane wrote that up there. The airplane's been gone for several minutes, and you just saw that writing."

"Oh, Mr. Halley, you know that ain't no Coca-Cola," said Kirk.

"Yes, it is," Mr. Halley replied. "That plane wrote it and has done gone. You just calm down, it ain't Judgment."

The next morning Kirk came down to Jerry's father's house. They were standing out in the backyard and Kirk was telling Jerry's father this story. Jerry's father asked him, "Kirk, what would you have done had it been judgment?"

Kirk said, "I was just gonna keep running till Judgment overtook me."

We all want to know about the future, don't we? We want to know what's in store for us. We can know what is in store for us with Christ in our hearts.


Dear Jesus, live in me as I work to follow your guidance. Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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