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A March Message from Martin:
A Nashville newspaper carried a tongue-in-cheek story about a Mrs Lila Craig who hadn’t missed attending church in 1,040 Sundays (20 years). The editor commented, “It makes one wonder, what’s the matter with Mrs Craig? Doesn’t it ever rain or snow in her town on Sunday? Doesn’t she ever have unexpected company? How is it that she never goes anywhere on Saturday night so that she’s too tired to attend the worship service the next morning? Doesn’t she ever ’beg off’ to attend picnics or family reunions, or have headaches or need time to read her Sunday newspaper? Hasn’t she ever become angry at the minister or had her feelings hurt by someone and felt justified in staying home to hear a good sermon on the radio or television?
What’s the matter with Mrs Craig? Well, it could be that she is just overly religious that she is striving through human effort to be pleasing to God. But imagine 20 years without missing a Sunday; I don’t think even the best human effort can be perfect for that long.
What’s the matter with Mrs Craig? Could it be that nothing is wrong with her, but instead everything is right with her? I believe she may have had a love affair with the Lord Jesus! Does having a love affair with Jesus strike you as unrealistic or unusual? Can you not imagine having an intimate and passionate relationship with Christ? My prayer for you is that you will fall head over heels in love with Jesus–that you will be so passionate about Christ that 20 years from now the Derby Telegraph could be wondering what’s the matter with you!
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