1999-11-30 - Squirrel Burgers?
Ephesians 4:4-6 There is one bond and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines made a big company mistake recently when it failed to understand the public outrage that would result from one of its decisions. The airline discovered some illegally stashed squirrels on one of its flights. They were 440 fluffy rodents from China. KLM solved the problem of the illegally imported cargo by sending them all through a meat processor. This created the public outcry. KLM has now addressed the problem and no longer imports any rodents, animals caught in the wild or any endangered species. But the policy change was too late for 440 squirrels.
Big Companies sometimes make dumb decisions. It is a fact. People do the
same. Who is there who doesn't regret some decision they made along life's
path? Churches also, from time to time, make poor decisions. It is a fact.
When we feel our church has made a poor decision there are some positive
things that you and I can do.
One characteristic that is essential to the unity and peace of the church is charity or love. We are united to each other in the church under the bond of love. "And beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity." Colossians 3:14 There are many people in the church who feel it is their gift to complain about this or that policy or decision. This produces discord, not unity. Let us not be like them. Rather let us rest in the sovereignty of God to protect His church and to guard it against that which would tear it down and hinder its witness.
"There is but one God, and they that serve Him should be one. There is nothing that would render true religion more lovely, or make more proselytes to it, than to see the professors of it tied together with the heart-strings of love." Thomas Watson
Soli Deo Gloria,