by Ken Trivette

Days You Wish You Were Wearing Nikes
Ken D. Trivette
Deuteronomy 33:24-25

(Introduction) Some of you may be familiar with the children’s book entitled, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. This little kid named Alexander has ‘‘one of those days.’’ Nothing goes right. He has back to back disappointments. It is one continuous ‘‘downer.’’ Take for example, when he wakes in the morning:

‘‘I went to sleep with gum in my mouth and now there’s gum in my hair and when I got out of bed this morning, I tripped on the skateboard and by mistake I dropped my sweater in the sink while the water was running and I could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.’’

After a terrible day at school, a horrible visit to the dentist, and no-good stop at the shoe store, Alexander slumps in his chair at the supper table. His troubles continue:

‘‘There was lima beans for dinner and I hate limas. There was kissing on the TV and I hate kissing. My bath was too hot, I got soap in my eyes, my marble went down the drain, and I had to wear my railroad pajamas. I hate my railroad pajamas. When I went to bed Nick took back the pillow he said I could keep and the Mickey Mouse night-light burned out and I bit my tongue. The cat wants to sleep with Anthony, not with me. It has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.’’

All of us have had one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. Yet, we when have such days, we have a God to help us and give us what we need for those days.

1. Deuteronomy chapter 33 finds Moses blessing the twelve tribes of Israel just prior to his death. Each tribe is named and each tribe is ascribed certain blessings.

2. Our text describes Moses’ blessing on the tribe of Asher. Asher means ‘‘prosperous’’ and his blessing is in reality an exposition of his name.

3. Moses tells the tribe of Asher that they would ‘‘be blessed with children.’’ He is telling them that they would have numero ...

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