by Jeff Strite

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Remember The Taste (3 of 8)
Series: Getting There
Jeff Strite
Psalm 42:1-11

OPEN: Years ago, in an old stoddy community, a new doctor came to town. It was said he could cure anything and anybody, and everyone was amazed with what he could do - everyone except for Mr. Sweeny, the town skeptic.
Well, old Mr. Sweeny went to this 'miracle doctor' to prove that he wasn't anybody special. He went and told the doctor, "Hey, doc, I have lost my sense of taste. I can't taste nothin', can you help me?"
The doctor scratched his head and mumbled to himself a little, then told Mr. Sweeny, "What you need is jar number 47."
The doctor turned to his shelf of medicines and took down a jar and told Mr. Sweeny to put some of it in his mouth. Immediately, Sweeny spit it out, "This is gross!" he yelled.
"Well, Mr. Sweeny", said the doctor, " I believe I've just restored your sense of taste."
Angrily, Mr. Sweeny went home and fumed about his failure. But, one month later, he believed he had a solution to his problem, and went back to the doctor. "Doc," he said "I've been having problems with my memory. I can't seem to remember anything anymore!"
Now, Mr. Sweeny was very pleased with himself because he just knew he had finally stumped this new doctor and he waited as the doctor scratched his head, mumbled to himself a little. Finally, the doctor went over to the shelf with his medicines on it and said aloud "Well, Mr. Sweeny, I believe what you need is jar number 47..."
When the doctor turned around, Mr. Sweeny was no longer there… (pause for effect)
He remembered.

APPLY: It was said that this new doctor could cure anything. And he CURED Mr. Sweeny. Now, of course, Sweeny didn't really suffer from taste or memory problems. His problem lay much deeper than that… but whatever problem he really had… this new doctor healed him of it. And what healed Mr. Sweeny was the memory of how something tasted.

The word of God teaches us that one of the best ways to fix thing ...

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