Thursday, April 3, 2008

Sweet Tomatoes

I had lunch yesterday in a restaurant called Sweet Tomatoes, near the seminary. I met up with a church leader to talk about prayer. A family from church saw us and greeted us warmly. As they were about to leave, the son ran across to our table and asked me: " Will you be talking about Sweet Tomatoes in your next sermon?"

I suppose he recognized that events like this have featured in my sermons from time to time. Perhaps he was intrigued to think how a week day lunch might somehow fit into God's good news. Well it might! The truth is that nothing happens that is too ordinary for God not to be involved, too dull for Him not to be interested, or too valueless to be discarded. Even a salad and soup lunch.

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