Monday, October 26, 2009

Stupid Monkey

Yesterday Rod Pennington preached. It just blesses my heart to see young men and women who grew up in our church go out and serve in His Kingdom. Rod and Amanda grew up in Owasso and then got married! They have been missionaries in Thailand for about 3 years and plan on going back next year. Listening to their stories just amazes me!! One of the stories he shared with us on Sunday was "How to trap a Monkey in the Jungle". Which I guess is something he learned to do over there.
Here is how you do it:
Dig a hole
Put a piece of Fruit in the hole
Cover the hole with a board and weigh it down with rocks or something.
Make a hole in the board just big enough for the Monkey's hand to fit in

What happens?
The the monkey comes along and reaches in the whole and grabs the fruit
You come running loudly out of the jungle and the monkey will not let go of the fruit
He will sacrifice himself while holding on to the fruit. He will not let go!
Sad Huh? For all you monkey lovers...sorry

What do we learn from this?
What sin are you holding onto? Is it worth it?
Let it go...
Don't you just want to yell...Stupid Monkey!!! I guess that's me sometimes...a monkey holding on to that fruit!
Thanks so much Rod and Amanda for the example you have set for all of us. We are so proud of you and what you are doing for the kingdom. You are a true blessing.

1 comment:

  1. What a great thing to hear the kids you saw grow up! It makes me feel proud and old! How awesome! Great story and analogy!


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