Thursday, August 24, 2006

understanding the Word

Last week at my guitar lesson my teacher told me a funny experience he had over the weekend.

He was at the wedding of a couple friends. The preacher was from Jamaica and had a very thick accent. The preacher kept talking about "Goat." Each time he would mention "Goat" a little snicker would ripple through the crowd.

Finally, the preacher said with conviciton, "To have a happy home you must have Goat in your house!" That was the final straw. One of my guitar teachers friends (they are all secular 30 somethings) let out a loud bleat. You can imagine the impact that had on the audience.

For those people who have always heard Jesus refered to as a lamb, now there's another image to ponder - one that even fits in with the sanctuary model! One of the goats on the day of atonement represented Jesus. But the other is Satan... Better be careful which goat we invite into our house!

Here are some of his other fine lines, "Goat will help you grow closer to each other." and "A marriage is a union of three, two people and one Goat."

How long before I use this as a sermon illustration? hmmm... What am I doing this weekend?

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