I went to pick up a package from the post office today. I was not looking forward to waiting in the dreaded line, so when I walked in and saw 25 people in front of me, I heard myself groan out loud. Keep in mind, this was not a package for me, but for my wife. But just as soon as I made up my impatient mind and decided to wait, low and behold a young man came up to the counter and said, “Is anyone just picking up?” I couldn’t believe my ears. I timidly reached into my pocket and raised my little card to show the world that I was legitimate. Surely this was how Oliver Twist felt when he begged “Please sir, I want some more”. Sure enough, I was ushered right up to the counter. This fine young man produced the package and I was on my merry way in less than 3 minutes.
The only reason I posted this, is because the very minute I decided to do something nice for my wife, I was rewarded instantly…let this be a lesson for all the husbands out there.
This quote stopped me in my tracks. Ben Franklin said what??? So I looked it up & found a very well-written blog based on that specific quote: http://beerisproof.org
I really enjoyed reading this blog, especially the essay called “Redemption”. It offers a little balance to the “beer is proof” idea. What do you think???
I believe God expects a whole lot more from us than just drinking beer & feeling good. Blogs like this use beer…churches these days use loud music, Facebook, or whatever silly thing they can think of as a doorway to introduce people to a loving God, who offers us infinitely more than just beer, or music, or Twitter…He offers real fulfillment & redemption through Jesus Christ.