I can’t help but reflect on the significance of this weekend. Most of the world is pausing to remember the Easter Story. I find it disappointing and tragic that whenever there is a Christian event, the secular forces of the world want to diminish it’s value. Like Christmas, this weekend should have all of us reflecting on the greatest love story ever told. Today, we find people more interested in chocolate rabbits than a risen King. More fans of college basketball than church participation.
While attending high school many years ago, one of my teachers gave a remarkable insight about life, he said, “Be careful what you want, because you’ll get it.” His point was, whatever we continue to prize in life, we will acquire even at the detriment of ourselves if our priorities aren’t correct. I chose to believe he was speaking on spiritual matters of the heart.
Two hunters were out hunting and came upon what appeared at first an abandoned farm. The barn was sagging, the house was in disrepair, and there were junk cars and car parts lying around. The only thing that made it a working farm were a few chickens pecking away and a goat wandering around.
As they entered the yard they came across an old well.
One asked the other “Wonder how deep it is.”
The other said, “We’ll have to drop something down and listen for the splash.”
They look around for something to drop down the well, but the only thing close by was an old transmission. They both hauled it over to the well and dropped it in. They counted and waited a long time for the splash. It was deep, deep one all right.
They turned to leave and saw the goat was charging at them, head down, horns headed straight for them. At the last moment they jumped aside, and the goat went right past them and straight over the side and down the well. They looked at each other in amazement.
As they started to leave, the owner of the farm came up.
They chatted for a moment and got permission to hunt on his land. The farmer asked, “Have you seen my goat?”
They said, “Your goat almost killed us charging at us.
You should have had that goat tied up.”
The farmer, “I thought I had him tied up to an old transmission.”
TODAY’S LESSON: You follow what you’re tied to.
Whatever you do this weekend, be sure you never forget the significance of the Easter Story. Your Life will depend on it.