(Psalm 133:1-3, AMP)
The church is a boat similar to the one this CEO was talking about, but rather than a row boat we are a life boat. We are a lifeboat to the world. Many of us already have our oars in the water, but what I’m talking about is how we all need to be rowing in the same direction.
Lint on the Lens
You're in the movie theatre. The lights dim. The movie starts to play and you notice that there's something funny on the screen. You walk up to the front and try to wipe off the little thing that's on the screen.
Still there! Weird. You try again.
Still there! Gah! Now you're getting a little frustrated. You try again. This time you scratch harder. Still there! GRRRRR!! Now you're really getting upset.
So you start scratching away at the screen ... knowing what you're doing SHOULD be working ... until you scratch a hole right through the screen and ruin it.
Of course, the issue was NEVER with the screen. There was a tiny something on the PROJECTOR that showed up on the screen. No (!!) amount of scratching on the screen would change the fact that the projector's lens had some lint on it.
How often do we go through our lives thinking we need to change our "movie screen"?!?
The solution is remarkably simple: We need to dust off our lens.
Romans 8:32, NKJV
Your parents may have forgotten you,
but within reach of your prayers is the Creator of the Universe.