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How to Manage our Loneliness (5 of 5)
Series: The Commotion of Emotions
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
I understand that this week that Kennesaw State University introduced to the facility, students, alumni and supporters their new live mascot: Sturgis the Owl, named after the first president of the school: Horace Sturgis. The introduction took place during their second annual "Flight Night," at the Convocation Center on their campus.
Sturgis, a Great Horned Owl was born April 8, 2013 in New York and will grow to 6 pounds with a wing span around 5 feet.
The crowd went wild as Sturgis and his trainer came into view for everyone to see. Poor ole Sturgis the owl. Created to soar in the air but now kept in a cage. But hey, we now have a live mascot!
Kennesaw State University is not the only place you can find an owl. I believe we have a few owls among us tonight. In fact, we may even have a few pelicans. You say, "Pastor, what are you talking about? I don't see any owls and pelicans among us? That's because you don't know where to look or what to look for.
We not only have some angry birds and worry warts among us, we've also got some lonely owls. And I'm not talking about mascots; I'm talking about members!
Perhaps you feel like the man who was trying to cure his loneliness and sent his picture to the local "Lonely Hearts Club." They sent his picture back and said "We're not that lonely."
We're thinking tonight about How to Manage our Loneliness as we continue our series of messages under the heading:
THE COMMOTION OF EMOTIONS.
So turn with me to Psalm 102 where in one of David's prayers we hear his struggle with loneliness.
How to Manage our Loneliness
"Hear my prayer, O Lord,?And let my cry come to You. 2 Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble;?Incline Your ear to me;?In the day that I call, answer me speedily. 3 For my days are consumed like ...
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