By Pastor Andy Plank
The Very Best Catch! . . .
October 30, 2022 . . .
I once had a blue heeler dog named Dew Boy (As in Mountain Dew…beats a name like Old Spot or Blackie). Dew Boy liked to chase moles. I don't know why he liked to do this and to my knowledge, he never caught one. However, he was out in the yard every day making a valiant effort. I don't know what he would have done had he been successful in his quest and finally caught one…eat it I suppose. I have heard that moles taste a lot like chicken. I figure chasing and digging for moles was in his DNA, and whether he was successful or not, at least he got plenty of exercise and kept his physique nice and svelte, unlike my physique which is the opposite of svelte. I started pondering on all of this mole chasing and DNA. A brief study of sociology and archeology tells us that it is in man's DNA to worship some sort of god. Every society that has ever been discovered and studied has worshiped something or someone. Whether we want to admit it or not, deep down, most of realize that this world didn't just accidently turn out this way as the result of a giant space belch. This realization of a Creator drives us to worship and, to put it into the context of our conversation, to chase after God. However, unlike Dew Boy and his daily pursuit of moles, our chasing after God does not have to end in disappointment. As a matter of fact, God hardwired us to be successful in our chase. You read that right, God WANTS us to catch Him! Hebrews 11:6 is just one example from scripture that tells us God will reward a diligent search for Him. Many people are chasing after happiness and peace. Like Dew Boy and his chase for moles, they are coming up empty handed. If you are one of those chasing happiness and peace, may I offer you a new quarry worthy of your search? Try chasing God by studying the Bible, praying and having conversations about God with others who are on the same chase. When you find God, you will also find the happiness and peace that has eluded you for so long. One more thing….God's manna and His Living Water is more satisfying than any chicken you have ever tasted.
Be blessed and go be a blessing . . . Bro. Andy