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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
"TOUGH FAITH FOR TOUGH TIMESO
"GIDEON--FAITH TRANSFORMING THE
HELPLESS TO THE HEROIC"
Hebrews 11:32; Judges 6:25-34
Have you ever been shopping for something special, and couldn't
find anyone to help you? I can't help remembering a time some months
ago when I went to the shopping center looking for a certain kind of
perfume I wanted to give my wife. There was a name I had heard
somewhere and an ad saying it was just tremendous, and women loved it,
so I went looking for it.
I soon found myself in very unfamiliar territory, since I hardly
ever go shopping, and especially for perfume. I noticed that there
were a lot of ladies around me, but no men. There were a lot of
bottles and containers there, and they were Squirting it and dabbing
it on their wrists and behind their ears and everywhere.
I was trying to act like I did this all the time, but I didn't
really know what to do next because there was no one there who offered
to help me. I was in a quandary, and I know this sounds stupid, for a
person with a college education and all that, but there are times when
you're in a place like that that you need somebody to help you. You
don't want to look dumb; you want to look like you know what you're
doing, so I just squirted and smelled and did everything like everybody
else was doing but I soon realized I had a problem. All the smells
were running together and I couldn't find the one I wanted or tell
which was which.
Finally, a lady appeared and she said, "May I help you?" And I
tell you, that was just like a drink of cool water to a thirsty desert
traveler. When she asked that question, I knew I had somebody there
who understood what I was looking for, and she soon found the perfume I
was looking for, wrapped it up and I walked out of there like I knew
what I was doing.
It helps to have somebody ask, "May I help y ...
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