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Sunday Sermon - July 12, 2015


"Good News To The Hungry"


Photo by Jimmy Emerson, DVM

"It’s all downhill."

After three days of hiking on the Appalachian Trail (and hearing this line for the hundredth time), we finally came off the trail in the North Georgia Mountains.

For three days, we had eaten freeze-dried, reconstituted soups, lasagnas and several pounds of GORP (granola, oats, raisins and peanuts).

I. Was. Starving.

After a quick shower and a change of clothes, we made our way to the Dillard House.

Normally, I would have thought, "No big deal.  My wife cooks this kind of food all the time."

Three days of eating out of plastic pouches, however, will change your mind.  Just the thought of a real, sit-down meal kept me putting one foot in front of the other.

Walking into the restaurant, the smell was enough to fill me up and by the time I had eaten just one plate of food, I was almost full, a waste of a perfectly good all-you-can-eat buffet.

When you are hungry, truly hungry, a little food can sate your appetite.

When your soul and your spirit are hungry, it takes only words of promise to give you hope; something like the fulfillment of an ancient text happening right before your eyes, something like hearing good news when you are begging for it.

Join us this Sunday for some good news at Tri-Lakes UMC.

Pastor Michael


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