Darin’s Doodles


Darin’s Doodles

 

Hello (Hi, Ciao, Howdy, Greetings) everyone!  On August 21, a rare event occurred in the United States with the Total Solar Eclipse.  This truly was an amazing event and if it really thought about, it’s a God event.  God made the sun, the moon, and the earth and all of us, so not only was it scientific, you could also call it spiritual or religious.  However, another neat thing happened directly after the eclipse happened.  My son, Monte and I witnessed thousands of vehicles going through Bennet.  It had to be easily the most amount of traffic through Bennet in one day.  From approximately 1:30 to 4:00PM the line of vehicles was non-stop from the south traveling north.  As I was watching all of vehicles file through our small little town it made me think that while the earth and millions of people had experienced the eclipse of the sun, Bennet, Nebraska with its population around 800 was experiencing an eclipse of traffic.  Hindsight told me that I should have set up some type of stand, maybe lemonade or something. J  All of us have been amazed, shocked, or insert your own emotion at different things, often small and at time insignificant things.  There is one thing that is never insignificant, and that is you and your faith and trust in Jesus Christ.  This is something that cannot and should not be hidden or swept under a rug.  It should be fully lived and shared with others.  Jesus Christ wasn’t sent to earth to teach and share about God just to hear himself talk; it was for a purpose, so that everyone and anyone can know God.  The church was started by Jesus’ ministry with and through the Disciples.  It continues today with all of us, living and sharing the life of Jesus with others.  This is the ultimate call and responsibility of those who believe.  We all can do that wherever we are, at home, at work, traveling, or even in a building that was built for that, as a church, cathedral, or chapel.  As rare as the eclipse was; don’t let your work, trust, and participation in Christ’s ministry ever stop.  Good needs us all.  May God be always with you.

In spirit, Rev. Darin