July 30, 2017
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Romans 8:26-39
Genesis 29:15-28

Game plan

Ascension of the Lord

Wayne Brouwer
Schuyler Rhodes

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During the 1978 British firefighters strike, the army was enlisted to cover emergency services. Among the many major crises it helped to avert, there were also hundreds of smaller calls, including one from an elderly woman whose cat seemed stuck high in the tree in front of her home.

The burly squad that came in response seemed comically overpowering as the big soldiers maneuvered ladders and ropes to rescue poor kitty. Neighbors gathered to watch the spectacle, and the woman called out encouragement from the front steps. At last, however, the shy and anxiously spitting cat was brought back to earth and restored to its quavering owner.

The woman knew her rules of hospitality and would not allow the men in khakis to depart before she blessed them with a cup of tea. Into her small parlor they crowded, tipping dainty china cups while she doted on them in deep appreciation.

But all good things must come to an end, and finally the ...

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