We are making our way through the Book of Revelation. Gird your loins of faith!
Sisters. Let us begin by noting the passing of another giant in the secular music world. Sister Bonnie Pointer, founding member of the sister act bearing their last name, passed from this world of cardiac arrest. (I’d like to point out the Pointer Sisters were all preacher’s kids, praise the Lord.) What started out as just Sister Bonnie and her youngest sibling, Baby June, eventually grew to all four of the Pointer girls, adding Anita and Ruth (who sang bass). Sister Bonnie left for her own self-centered fame, and the Lord continued the work with the sisters as just a trio who then went on to achieve their greatest success. In light of Sister BPs biggest solo success, the famed lyrics will now be sung as “Heaven Must Have TAKEN You.”
Shows. I’m sure that every President in modern history can lay claim to a favorite television show. (Although I feel certain that Brother Reagan was NOT a fan of Falcon Crest, but I digress.) Still, I find it interesting that our esteemed current President would favor a classic television from the 70s. A show which succeeded off its lead character’s overt prejudices and racism. A Saturday night staple of intense laughter incited by the idiocy of said character. A show featuring that character’s daughter and her husband, reflecting Brother Trump’s hiring of all in his family. To make matters worse, Donnie has resorted of late to hanging out with his Bunker. Are we all clear here?
Shepherds. Brothers and sisters, let us reflect on scripture. Luke 15: 3-7 says “He told them this parable. ‘Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn’t leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it? When he has found it, he carries it on his shoulders, rejoicing. When he comes home, he calls together his friends, his family and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I tell you that even so there will be more joy in heaven over one (person) who (is saved), than over ninety-nine righteous people who need no (saving).’” Jesus took the time to focus on the sheep that was hurting and separated. He didn’t just say #AllSheepMatter.