One evening after dinner, a five-year-old boy noticed that his mother had gone out and he asked his father, "Where did mommy go?" In answer to his question, he was told, "Mommy is at a Tupperware party." This explanation satisfied him for only a moment. Puzzled, he asked, "What's a Tupperware party, daddy?"
The man had always given his son honest answers, so he figured a simple explanation would be the best approach. "Well, son," he said, "at a Tupperware party, a bunch of ladies sit around and sell plastic bowls to each other." He nodded, indicating that he understood this curious pastime.... Then he burst out into laughter, and said, "Come on, Dad! What is it really?"
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews? ?12:28-29? ?NKJV??
Nothing against Tupperware parties, but it does sound funny. There are so many things we do that must look funny to God, but not really that funny because we spend so much time and money on things that have no eternal value. Some of those activities don't even offer immediate gratification, but “we're trying to keep up with our neighbors” or “everyone goes there” or “everyone does that.” Maybe, just maybe, God has something better.
Last Saturday, I got a glimpse of what is better, as 40-50 people, of all ages came together to serve God and a sister church.
Reino de Dios is the name of our former Hispanic Mission. It means "Gods Kingdom." And as believers, we are all a part of His Kingdom and how it must have blessed the Father to see us working together for His Kingdom! Thank you to all who served and gave to this cause and thank the Father for His many blessings!
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