In a place foreign to her, Dorothy clicks her red shoes together and repeats the phrase, “There’s no place like home.”
“Count your many blessings. Name them one by one.” These are lyrics from a song we often sing. However, how often do we actually sit down and count, list, number, all of our blessings? We can often name all the things in our life that are going wrong, but seldom take the time to remember all the things that are going right.
Often a question will be asked that has an obvious intended answer being sought. This is called a rhetorical question. Not meant to necessarily be verbally responded to but is asked to make a point to the listeners. Jesus used this method of teaching in several places, and other writers of the Bible would also use this type of teaching as well.
Recently, while in the car traveling from a prison back to the building for evening service, an itch on my nose required some attention. Relieving the itch was no problem, however, the result was less than desired. Let me explain.
Last month when we were in Wisconsin on Campaign, I learned a valuable lesson. While we are conducting a service at the local nursing home, I was sitting with Nora (the young daughter of the preacher). She was making me a present of a song book by wrapping it in her sweater, over and over again. Her dad was preaching and I thought she wasn’t paying any attention. He mentioned David and Goliath. As Nora was presenting me with her “present’ again, she piped up and said, “we learned about them in Bible Class.”