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Don't Hit the Snooze Button

For God sent His Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through Him, the world might be saved
II Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23; Psalm 137:1-6; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21

Sermon Week Fourth Sunday of Lent Cycle B

Scripture Summary John 3:17

A man set out to purchase a state-of-the-art sound system to complete his backyard renovation project. But what kind of equipment should he buy? He begins to inquire, and he discovers that, of course, the technology is always improving. So, he decides to wait a month or two. Perhaps the features will be better then, and maybe prices will go down. Two months later, he hears a rumor that a revolutionary new wireless technology could extend the range of his speakers far beyond what he imagined. So again, he decides to "wait and see." And the sad fact is that the man waits so long for the latest and greatest product to hit that market that he never gets to listen to any music in his backyard oasis.

Some years ago, in a "New York Times" editorial, the following proposal was made: "Amid all the 'Weeks' observed during the year on behalf of this, that, and the other thing, there should be room for a 'Someday Week.'"

"Scarcely a week passes that one does not say, 'Someday.’ Someday is the day to take the whole family to a museum or a zoo. Someday is the day to pull a reclining chair into the yard and sit there doing nothing. Someday is the day to sit down with books about the stars and learn something about them -- or insects or rocks. To make Someday Week truly effective, however, Congress will have to declare a national holiday, so everyone will have time to devote exclusively to Someday projects. And Someday Week will surely have an impact on the economy with all the Someday books to read, the Someday things to build, and the Someday places to see. In fact, Someday Week would be a real success. But it is unlikely that such a plan for making Someday dreams come true will be universally adopted. The people who plan special weeks will say, no doubt, that they're much too busy to give this plan thought right now. But maybe, just maybe they consider it -- someday."

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